Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Approximately 40 orcas were seen by a Sausalito whale watching expedition in March 2009, about 19 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, inside the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Farallones National Marine Sanctuary)

Farallones, Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuaries To Double In Size

Two national marine sanctuaries off the Bay Area coast soon will more than double in size, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

03/12/2015

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Obama Orders Federal Protection For Massive Swath Of Bay Area Coastline

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that will permanently ban oil drilling off the Northern California coast by expanding the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.

12/20/2012