Moss Landing Below are current events and issues relevant to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the SIMoN program. This page is regularly updated, so check back frequently for new information.
Monitoring MPAs by SCUBA in waters off Central California. View project
MPA booklet presenting results from California's Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) baseline kelp forest monitoring surveys in the central coast study region (CCSR) is now available.

MBNMS in the "World of Fishes" exhibit at Pacific Grove museum View project
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is contributing a display for the World of Fishes exhibit at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History...

Archived What's New Items  
Scientists and central coast fishermen complete the first in a series of research cruises. (2009) More
SIMoN staff helped unveil the new "Nature of America: Kelp Forest" USPS stamp series at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (October, 2009) More
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 2009 Condition Report is now available (October, 2009) More
New Google map provides near real-time locations of Sanctuary research vessels and data More
Invasive rockweed returns to San Francisco Bay More
2009 Sanctuary Currents Symposium: Call for Research Posters More
Unfortunate incident involving Northern Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas More
Generate graphs of otter sightings at Point Lobos State Reserve More
Marine protected areas in the Federal waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (February, 2008) More
Colder seawater temperatures (Spring, 2008) More
Zebra mussel reaches California! More
Seabird mortality event Fall 2007 (November, 2007) More
California's Central Coast Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in effect (October, 2007) More
High resolution mapping of Mavericks (May, 2007) More
Common Murre die-off in Monterey Bay (March, 2007) More
Special Status Species section live on SIMoN (March, 2007) More
First map of ocean observing stations in the CeNCOOS region (January, 2007) More
A comparison of discharge plumes from Elkhorn Slough and the Moss Landing Power Plant - 2006 report (November, 2006) More
DFG Fishing Survey Project (October, 2006) More
Research Vessel Fulmar Dedication (October, 2006) More
Ecological Effects of the Moss Landing Powerplant Thermal Discharge: 2006 Report (July, 2006) More
Sooty Shearwater Tagging study (July, 2006) More
The effect of the Moss Landing Power Plant thermal discharge plume on the distribution and behavior of sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis): a preliminary study (May, 2006) More
Request for proposals to survey and map California's northern central coast (April, 2006) More
2006 SIMoN Says publication now available (March, 2006) More
Position announcement: SIMoN/MBNMS Water Quality Analyst (March, 2006) More
Red Phalarope stranding (February, 2006) More
Position announcement: Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Research Coordinator (February, 2006) More
SIMoN Photo Database (January, 2006) More
Characterization of geologic and oceanographic conditions at Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz County (November, 2005) More
List of Documented Sporadic Events in the Sanctuary (October, 2005) More
West Coast CSCAPE: Collaborative Survey of Cetacean Abundance and the Pelagic Ecosystem (August, 2005) More
Report on Seabird Mortality Event, Jan - May 2005 (June, 2005) More
New Interactive Map Viewers (May, 2005) More
Ocean Observatory Data Links (February, 2005) More
Summer 2004 Dinoflagellate Bloom (August, 2004) More
Sanctuary Site Characterization Bibliography on SIMoN (July, 2004) More
New SIMoN Positions (June, 2004) More
Upwelling on the Central California Coast (July, 2004) More
LIDAR Surveys in the Sanctuary (June, 2004) More
Multi-agency Seafloor Mapping Project in Monterey Bay, Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries (May, 2004) More
Three Dimensional Images of the Sanctuary (March, 2004) More
Preliminary Report: Mortality of Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialus) in Monterey Bay During Winter 2003 (December, 2003) More
First Voyage of the R/V Shearwater in the Sanctuary (October, 2003) More
Future of the SIMoN Website (October, 2003) More
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