A Marine Sanctuary in Our Backyard

Did you know there is an underwater national park just a few miles off the shores bordering San Francisco that is home to 36 marine mammal species, over 390 species of fish, and over 330 species of invertebrates?

It's called the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and it's cared for and protected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The Greater Farallones Association. The sanctuary hosts 600,000 seabirds, resident and migratory, each year because this region is one of the four most biologically productive areas in the world.