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  • December 2006web
    will train 3 Beach Watch volunteers to be responders to an oil spill 75 will enroll a high school student in our Sandy Beach research program 100 will protect hundreds of Point Reyes harbor seal pups through our SEALS program 150 will teach a visually impaired child to kayak and more during a week of Sea Camp 500 will provide a full week of marine education to a school group

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  • November2006web
    of New Thank You Ocean Campaign Bring Marine Issues to the For e Fish population on the brink screamed the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle A future without fish warned the New York Times These were two of many news media reporting on findings published in the November 3 issue of the journal Science detailing the true extent of our current ocean crisis In just the past century the scientists reported 90 of the world s fish and seafood has been depleted By 2048 we will have no fish left and the ocean s ecosystems will be destroyed unless we drastically change the way we are impacting the marine environment Continued Help Sustain the Ocean Join the Krill Club Just as krill are a vital part of the ocean s food web the new Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association Krill Club offers a way for people like you to do your part to sustain the ocean Members of the Krill Club keep FMSA programs going by making a monthly donation We set it up so you don t have to think about it except when you look out at the ocean and know you are contributing to the health

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  • october2006web
    831 633 5555 38 Join us for our last Whale Watching trip of the year November 11th Donate to FMSA Now and earn double American Express membership points OceanFest 2006 October 7 was a gorgeous sunny day as we celebrated the sixth annual OceanFest on Crissy Field Thank you to all for coming OceanFest celebrates the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and its sister sanctuaries as precious protected marine areas whose health is affected by your daily activities and is inextricably linked to that of the oceans around them and the world at large We want to hear about your day at OceanFest Take our survey A quick two minute response enters you into a raffle for a whale watching trip to the Farallon Islands Continued The Dish on Sustainable Seafood A Q A with Tom Worthington of Monterey Fish Market With sustainable seafood on our plates at OceanFest and a San Francisco Chronicle story touting the benefits of eating fish on the front page last week FMSA Communications Director Suzanne Samuel sat down with Monterey Fish Market partner Tom Worthington to find out exactly what sustainable seafood means how to shop for it and what to have for dinner Continued In the News Pollution Leads to Growing Number of Dead Zones in Ocean The number of dead zones in the world s oceans may have increased by a third in just two years threatening fish stocks and the people who depend on them according to a report released by the United Nations Fertilizers sewage fossil fuel burning and other pollutants have led to a doubling in the number of oxygen deficient coastal areas every decade since the 1960s Scientists have found 200 dead zones in the world s oceans A dead zone is an area of the

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  • August2006web
    Sanctuary is host to Ocean Currents a new radio show that explores the amazing science and mystery that marine biologists are finding in our ocean and sanctuaries Ocean Currents is broadcast every 4th Monday from 1 2pm The next show will be on Monday August 28 You can listen live at www KWMR org Have you found a green drift card Help NOAA conduct their research on ocean currents and pollutants by reporting the location of any found drift cards at www safeseas noaa gov and go to Report a Drift Card Whoever returns the most drift cards and reports them will win a tide pool exploration excursion with NOAA naturalist Carol Preston and two Aquarium of the Bay passes Please return all drift cards to the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center Contest deadline is Noon Friday September 15 SAVE THE DATE FMSA s annual Oceanfest will be held Saturday October 7 from 11 4pm Come enjoy gourmet food music beer kids activities and fun at this FREE event Turn The Tide Protect Marine Wildlife From The Dangers Of Plastic Want to make a difference in the health of the ocean Join the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association for the 22nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Crissy Field Beach in the Presidio A barbecue at our office on Crissy Field will follow this event from noon to 2 pm Come meet the FMSA staff our Presidio neighbors and members of the board of trustees as we learn about the dangers of this human induced threat to the marine environment California Coastal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment in the country Last year more than 50 000 volunteers turned out to more than 700 cleanup sites statewide to conduct what has been hailed by the

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  • July2006web
    that frequent Sanctuary waters view the stunning 15 foot ocean mural and learn how to get involved in protecting our local marine environment Its a great place to bring the kids and spend a day at the beach The Visitor Center is open from 10am 4pm Wednesdays Sundays Interview with San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin The City s Proposed Ban On Stryofoam LH We are thrilled that you have proposed banning Styrofoam in San Francisco What motivated you to do so AP To give credit where it s due banning the use of Styrofoam is something Berkeley did by voter initiative almost twenty years ago My immediate inspiration came from the City of Oakland who just moved forward with their own ordinance banning the use of Styrofoam and like ours requiring the use of compostable or biodegradable alternatives where affordable Continued Volunteer Spotlight Celebration of Sanctuary Stewards Each year the Volunteer Appreciation Event honors and applauds over 250 Sanctuary Volunteers and their many contributions that make the Sanctuary and Association ever more successful From being the first to discover an oiled bird on a local beach to educating the public about wildlife disturbances to being Sanctuary Ambassadors to answering questions at the Visitor Center Sanctuary Volunteers help get the job done Continued In the News The Bay s Mysterious Fish Killer During the week of July 7th thousands of dead fish washed onshore in an area ranging from Hayward to San Leandro and in the South Bay from the Dumbarton Bridge to the San Mateo Bridge Beginning in early June 35 to 40 leopard sharks were also found dead in the same geographic area The dead fish were later identified as striped bass and sturgeon Due to the high numbers and the large geographic area the deaths

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  • June 2006 web
    Years Of Protecting Our Ocean Wilderness Beyond The Golden Gate Leon Panetta Master of Ceremonies Photo Credit Larry Lynch By Linda Hunter Executive Director Our 25th Anniversary celebration of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary was a huge success Held at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio on May 31st the gala was a tribute to those supporting ocean stewardship and conservation of the sanctuary its wildlife and habitat and the future health of this ocean wilderness Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein and Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Lynn Woolsey received the FMSA 2006 Ocean Hero Award for their leadership in marine conservation issues We were honored to have Leon Panetta the founder of the Panetta Institute and Chairman of the Pew Oceans Commission serve as our Master of Ceremonies Continued Saved From The Brink De Listing Of The Brown Pelican In May the Brown Pelican heads up the California coast from its breeding and nesting sites on the islands in the Gulf of California and off Baja Mexico and on Anacapa and the Santa Barbara Islands in the Channel Islands National Park After four or five months raising their chicks the pelicans follow their food supply anchovy sardine herring and mackerel north as far as British Columbia They feed in shallow coastal waters and are never seen inland The Brown Pelican is the only pelican species that plunge dives for food using its large lower pouch as fishing net They are able to spot fish and dive from heights of 20 to 60 feet After a successful catch they let the 3 gallons of water drain out of the bill and swallow the fish whole These large brown birds have up to a 2 meter wingspan It is easy to differentiate between adult Brown Pelicans and juveniles because adults have white heads and juveniles have brown heads Continued Spotlight What s Flowing Into Your Beach On June 3rd FMSA Volunteers joined the State Water Resources Control Board to monitor water quality at local beaches They measured and recovered water temperature turbidty dissolved oxygen conductivity a measure of dissolved solids or salinity pH a measure of acidity and phosphate These water samples were sent to a laboratory to detect and analyze toxic pollutants Ocean water at the Duxbury Reef was found to be of good quality within acceptable parameters for the field measurements and lab analysis In 2004 Alder Creek however was found to have a relatively high count of E coli bacteria Continued In the News Moratorium On Off shore Oil Drilling Remains On a late night in mid May 2006 25 years of California coastal protection against off shore oil drilling was jeopardized nearly lost and then saved The moratorium on expanded off shore oil drilling remains nationally intact upholding our coastal integrity for the moment Richard Charter steward and fighter for a California Coastline without off shore oil drilling gives us an update Continued Wildlife Spotlight The Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus Columba Pigeon Guillemots Cepphus

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  • May 2006 web
    is limited 9 AM 11AM Elkhorn Slough Click here for the full schedule of lectures and excursions For reservations and registration email ddevlin farallones org or call 415 561 6625 ext 311 Kayaking in the Sanctuary Experience the beauty and mystery of the sea with kayaking trips with FMSA June 4th with a Tomales Bay paddle Click here for the full schedule of kayaking trips For more information and registration email kmclaughlin farallones org or call 415 561 6625 ext 310 Sanctuary Explorers Camp Join kids ages 8 13 in exploring your sanctuary with our day camp August 7 11 Hands on activities field trips and amazing adventures await For more information to register and to see pictures of camp in action click here Budget for Marine Sanctuaries Slashed by Linda Hunter executive director In February Upwelling revealed details about the failing grade that the Bush Administration received on a report card issued by the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative The Initiative is a collaborative effort led by Admiral James D Watkins and the Honorable Leon E Panetta chairs of the U S Commission and Pew Commission respectively The primary goal of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative is to accelerate the pace of change that results in meaningful ocean policy reform In the category of funding Joint New Funding for Ocean Policy and Programs the Administration received an F grade Continued Sharing the Waterways with Whales Gray whales periodically enter the San Francisco Bay during their long migrations north to the Bering Sea in Alaska returning from their breeding grounds in the lagoons of Baja California Unfortunately because these whales migrate so close to shore they often end up in shipping lanes On Thursday April 20 a dead gray whale was discovered floating in the Bay It had been shipstruck but

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  • April 2006 web
    trips with FMSA May 7th and June 4th with a Tomales Bay paddle Click here for the full schedule of kayaking trips For more information and registration email kmclaughlin farallones org or call 415 561 6625 ext 310 In the beginning John Burton reflects twenty five years later on the events that led to the Sanctuary s designation John Burton recently ended a 35 year legislative career as the second most powerful politician in California stepping down from presiding over California s upper house in 2004 because of term limits During his term in Congress in the early 1980 s John Burton pushed through congressional legislation creating the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Our executive director Linda Hunter asked John Burton about his involvement with the designation of the Sanctuary Continued Harbor Seals threatened at Children s Beach Harbor seals can be seen at many points along the Californian coast as they spend a significant portion of the day hauled out on beaches and rocks getting essential rest for molting and giving birth The most southerly pupping haul out site rookery in California is at La Jolla on a small beach cove known locally as Children s Pool Beach Seals at La Jolla are threatened because of a heated dispute about beach access rights and repeated violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act MMPA Continued Volunteer Spotlight George Peterson George Peterson is a semi retired doctorate of Psychology who felt the need to be useful He channeled this energy into the Beach Watch program after seeing a public service announcement advertisement on television when he was inspired to try his hand at collecting data for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary He came to the Beach Watch program with the simple intention of being helpful to

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