Giant Kelp Beyond the Breakers
Historic Cannery Row
Kelp forests have been important to humans for thousands of years – from the Rumsien people paddling their tule balsas in search of kelp forest fish, to the Spanish and Mexican fur traders hunting otters resting in the canopy, to divers and kayakers exploring this rich habitat.
Monterey Bay is now part of a federally protected marine area – the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which stretches from San Francisco to San Simeon. Designated in 1992, the sanctuary is one of the growing number of special underwater areas all over the world that are protected for their rich and diverse communities of marine life. Activities that could harm the sanctuary’s health – oil drilling and ocean
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1992.
Location. 36° 37.02′ N, 121° 54.014′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Cannery Row. This marker located on the bayfront promenade to the right of the Clement Monterey hotel, 750 Cannery Row. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fish Hoppers (here, next to this marker); Silver Harvest (a few steps from this marker); Fiction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Del Mar Canning Company, 1927-1947 (within shouting distance of this marker); Science (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Ricketts’s Backyard (within shouting distance of this marker); One Man, Two Worlds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Real “Docs” (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.