....Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, is 6100 square miles of Federally protected marine ecosystems and protects many different sea Fish, Whales,Sealions, Seals,Otters or Mammals, Plants, Seabirds in this Central California Coastal environment. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, is involved in research to help protect a near 275 mile shoreline and educate people about this national ocean wildlife sanctuary.
....The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, is so highly protected that even researchers must apply for permits first. Permits must be issued to place ocean monitoring devices and cameras on the sea floor, even if it's only to film or to even study for research reasons. Researchers must be issued a permit also to collect ocean sediments, small rocks and plant life of any kind even if it's just to study them. Also permits must be issued for any type of Construction, Seawall maintenance, Ocean Planned Events of any kind !!
....If you need a permit you may apply with the Superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Anyone not authorized with a permit can be fined a civil penalty up to a shocking $145,000.00 for each violation.
It's far better to check and find out if you need a permit and be issued a permit first.
Even airplanes flying low, below 1000 feet by Federal Regulations, over The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary without a permit can be fined.
This Sanctuary was designed to protect marine life, mammals, seabirds from humans disturbing there national wildlife home. Only valid permits issued allow authorized activity in this protected area in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Help us protect our wildlife, so we may enjoy our national treasures for many years to come !!
....The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, does a great deal of work protecting our national treasures here in Monterey County. And they are to be thanked for the great job they do in saving our Central California Coastal Ocean habitats !!
.....To contact for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for a permit or for more information you'll find the address and phone numbers below.
_____________ Thanks LaVern Williams
299 Foam Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-647-4201 Fax: 831-647-4250