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  • March2006web
    contact ddevlin farallones org or 561 6625 ext 311 For more information on all the 2006 25th Anniversary Events click here Public supports Sea Turtle Protection The Pacific Fisheries Management Council received overwhelming public opposition comments from the outraged public by a ratio of 2 200 to 1 about its March 9th final vote to allow drift gillnets and longlines back into vast protected areas along the Pacific Coast Longline fishing and drift gillnets often called curtains of death injure and kill endangered leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles and are a major threat to marine mammals seabirds and other non target fish Read more about the public s opposition Common Murre Restoration Project As recently as the early eighties a breeding colony of Common Murres at Devil s Slide Rock in San Mateo County held as many as 3 000 birds but after 1986 because of years of harmful fishing practices and a disastrous oil spill off the coast of California not a single breeding pair returned After a federal and state lawsuit yielded a 6 4 million settlement with the Apex Houston Company a significant portion of the money earmarked for natural resource damage was put towards the Common Murre Restoration Project Since 1996 the project has successfully brought back thousands of murres to Devil s Slide Rock and San Pedro Rock in southern California Continued Think it can t happen here What do Floridians and Californians have in common Pristine beaches and coastlines and economies dependent on tourism dollars That s the reason that we are paying close attention to the battle currently underway in Florida over offshore oil drilling Continued Volunteer Spotlight Zuni Cafe s Judy Rodgers Judy Rodgers serves on the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association s board and is the chef owner of the celebrated Zuni

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: E-Newsletter :: February 2006
    12 and bring your lunch to picnic with other volunteers March 4 Kehoe Beach Point Reyes National Seashore May 27 Drakes Beach Point Reyes National Seashore July 8 Muir Beach Marin September 16 California Coastal Cleanup Day at Drakes Beach and Crissy Field Beach To sign up email your name and phone number to jmohr farallones org Click here to explore the beaches An interview with the Honorable Senator Barbara Boxer As GFNMS celebrates its Silver Anniversary and 25 years protecting the California coast our executive director Linda Hunter sat down with Senator Barbara Boxer to talk about how it all began LH The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary was designated in 1981 What were you doing at this time BB I was pleased to be serving on the Marin County Board of Supervisors Continued How are we doing in implementing sound ocean policy by Linda Hunter Executive Director The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative recently sent the Bush administration a report card that graded the federal government on its progress in implementing the recommendations of the U S Commission on Ocean Policy and Pew Oceans Commission as well as the actions described in the Administration s U S Ocean Action Plan Click here to see the Ocean Policy report card Volunteer Spotlight Keary and Sally Sorenson Interviewed by Mara Flores Naumann When I asked Keary Sorenson if he and Sally would be willing to come to our offices in Crissy Field early for an interview Keary answered yes immediately without missing a beat If the Sanctuary needs us to do anything we ll do it This is the Sorenson s attitude towards volunteering in general They are entirely committed to the Sanctuary and I set out to find why Continued In the News Mavericks the environmental cost of

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: E-Newsletter :: January 2006
    it was too late the shuddering impact convulsed the ships The Jacob Luckenbach its hull torn open began to sink and the crippled Hawaiian Pilot rescued the entire Luckenbach crew with only minor injuries The 469 foot Luckenbach laden with heavy machinery and 475 000 gallons of fuel oil sank in just over 170 feet of water 17 miles west southwest of the Golden Gate Bridge For decades the wreck sat silently leaking its lethal cargo of oil until Beachwatch volunteers found an unprecedented number of oiled birds Continued Celebrating 25 years of protecting our ocean wilderness beyond the Golden Gate Happy New Year Ocean Stewards 2006 marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary In upcoming months our newsletter will feature anecdotes and reminisces from those who were involved in the Sanctuary s 1981 designation and the nascent environmental movement In 1969 an environmental disaster of unprecedented proportion occurred off California s coast and sparked the movement to protect our ocean waters Continued Volunteer Spotlight Sandcrab Monitor Francisca Hamilton Interviewed by Amy Dean Francisca is a California Academy of Sciences Intern and FMSA Student Monitoring Volunteer where she is one of several students who monitor the distribution and abundance of the Pacific mole crab Emerita analoga at Sanctuary beaches What kinds of thing do you do as a Careers in Science Intern at the California Academy of Sciences CAS I ve done so many things But we have three main responsibilities as interns We teach science on the main floor we help another scientist with his her research and the last thing that I do is program administration Continued In the News The Oldest and Fattest Females Produce the Best Babies Do we assume incorrectly that only the young reproduce the best Once

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Education :: Visitor Center
    white shark Hands on activities create an intimate experience with our marine world that promotes understanding appreciation and underscores the importance of our protected marine sanctuaries Your funds support the excellent programs run by the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary For details on current programs please see the GFNMS website What teachers have said about our Visitor s Center Programs This program is first on my list of field trips

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Education :: Student Monitoring Programs
    developed to provide authentic hands on coastal monitoring experiences that empower teachers students and the community to conduct real science and become stewards of the ocean Two distinct monitoring programs make up the core of the LiMPETS network the Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program and the Sandy Beach Monitoring Program Both programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the scientific process firsthand Through research based monitoring and standardized protocols students develop their problem solving skills gain experience using tools and methods employed by field scientists and learn to analyze data Read our Project Summary An Analysis of Citizen Science Data From LiMPETS here Sandy Beach Monitoring Program Students have fun getting sandy and wet while monitoring the distribution and abundance of the Pacific mole crab Emerita analoga We monitor mole crabs at Sanctuary beaches because they are an important link in the food web FMSA supports teachers interested in monitoring at beaches in Sonoma Marin San Francisco and San Mateo counties The data collected provide resource managers with critical data to protect our coastal ocean ecosystems Students are encouraged to use the data to answer their own research questions Find out more about LiMPETS at http limpetsmonitoring org Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program The rocky intertidal on the west coast of North America is one of the richest and most diverse habitats in the world The plants and animals living in the rocky intertidal are well adapted to the waves tides and other harsh conditions that make this environment unique Unfortunately these intertidal creatures are often threatened by the impacts of human behavior Threats such as harvesting trampling and global warming can cause changes in the distribution abundance and diversity of the biota at the rocky shore Students taking part in the Rocky Intertial Monitoring Program survey key

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Education :: Sanctuary Explorers Camp
    Every year we have week long summer camps that get kids out doors and into the sanctuary to experience the marine world first hand Questions or inquiries Contact Rietta at rhohman farallones org SEA Camp Summer Partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department SFRP and Home Away From Homelessness For 4 5 weeks each summer FMSA has offered our SEA Camp to children from SFRP Recreation Centers throughout

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Education :: Programs At Your School
    successful seabird How do they survive in such a harsh environment Students will learn about local seabirds build a marine food web learn about adaptations of marine birds and discuss ways that they can have a positive effect on the ocean and its ecosystems Group size minimum 12 maximum 36 Length one hour The program is offered for grades 3 to 5 Sharkmobile Bring this exciting program on shark biology to your school Explore the myth and reality of sharks from around the world Discover the unique daptations diverse forms and lifestyles of sharks through hands on artifacts and activities Group size minimum 12 maximum 36 Length 60 minutes The program is offered for grades 4 6 Germs in Our Waters Infecting Our Otters Bring the biology of pathogens and how they affect marine mammals to your 5th 7th grade class Students will learn about sea otter ecology the importance of coastal wetland restoration and how pathogens affect all marine mammals Through interactive games activities and specimens this program will engage your class in fascinating germy science Group size minimum 12 maximum 32 Length 60 minutes The program is offered for grades 5 7 Ocean Acidification A Sea of Change Your students can explore the emerging science of ocean acidification right in your middle school or high school classroom Students will observe live plankton samples and learn how increasing acidity affects ocean food webs and larval stages of organisms This program will introduce your class to the process behind the changing chemistry and biology of the earth s oceans Group size minimum 12 maximum 32 Length 60 minutes The program is offered for grades 6 12 Exploring Deep Sea Corals Take your class on an incredible journey hundreds of feet beneath the surface of the ocean Using research footage from

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: About Us :: Job Openings
    At Your School Programs Teacher Workshops Development Materials Resources You are here Education Teacher Workshops and Development LiMPETS Teacher Workshops 2014 15 2005 2006 Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association All Rights Reserved Last updated 06 11 15 home about us volunteer

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