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‘Your Sanctuary’ on Access Monterey Peninsula public TV

Big Sur coast. Photo by Dr. Steve Lonhart, NOAA MBNMS


NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) Public Television have collaborated to produce a new television series entitled Your Sanctuary. The one-hour pilot episode will air on Monday, October 31, at 7:00 PM to initiate the 52-episode series.  It will be available on Comcast channel 27, AT&T channel 99, and via streaming at ampmedia.org.


Your Sanctuary is about connecting people with their national marine sanctuaries. The program will also feature the local coastal communities and the businesses dependent upon a healthy ocean, as well as the many fascinating organizations and people involved in ocean relationships.

“There is so much to share about what marine sanctuaries are, and their value to coastal communities,” said Paul Michel, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent and host of the show.  “We’ll explore fantastic animals and habitats, the sanctuary’s many commercial and recreational uses, amazing science and research occurring here and how we are all connected to the ocean through our activities and the watersheds in which we live.”

“The development of this program has really caught fire,” said Co-Executive Producer Steve Ellzey. “It grew from the kindling of a small group discussion into a blaze that involves partners from academia, ocean-research, hospitality and agriculture.”

Local scientists and business leaders will appear on the show and discuss how their businesses and organizations are integrally tied to the nation’s largest national marine sanctuary. This forthcoming television show will connect our local community, as well as the larger broadcast area, with the wonders and prestigious marketing power of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Your Sanctuary will air several times weekly (Mondays 7:00 PM, Tuesdays 8:00 PM, Wednesdays 9:00 PM, Sundays 6:00 PM) on Comcast channel 27, AT&T channel 99, and streaming at ampmedia.org.

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NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: http://montereybay.noaa.gov

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