Tracking Productivity in a National Marine Sanctuary

R/V Fulmar

R/V Fulmar

Around the world NOAA scientists spend a lot of time out on the water, taking samples that help them monitor ocean health.

We have two of the United States’ 13 National Marine Sanctuaries (NMS) scant miles northwest of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve: the Gulf of the Farrallones NMS and Cordell Banks NMS.

The Marin Independent Journal recently published a nice article about the monitoring work that researchers from those sanctuaries do aboard the R/V Fulmar — a research vessel our own Ranger Sarah Lenz has spent time on! Here’s a link to the article:

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