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Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

 
 
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 7, 2009
1. Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Marker
Photo Captions:
One of the most significant populations of white sharks in the world is around the Farallon Islands.
The Sanctuary is a destination feeding ground for endangered blue and humpback whales.
The Gulf supports the largest concentration of breeding seabirds within the contiguous United States.
Inscription. Within the ocean swells, beyond the Golden Gate, is an underwater world of astoundingly rich and diverse marine life. Few regions on earth host the multitude of marine species found in the sanctuaryís open waters an estuaries, within its sea floor, and along its rocky shores and sandy beaches.

The 1,255 square mile Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary protects the regionís extraordinary resources. Past human impacts such as seal and whale hunting, egg harvesting, oil spills, and gill netting nearly exterminated Common Murres, Tufted Puffins, whales, fur seals, and elephant seals. Today the sanctuary works diligently to balance the needs of the San Francisco Bay Areaís nearly 8 million people with those of its wildlife resources.
 
Erected by National Marine Sanctuaries.
 
Location. 37° 48.324′ N, 122° 28.02′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Marine Drive. Touch for map. This marker is located near the Visitors Center on the grounds of Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
An Elephant Seal Sculpture Located at the Sanctuary Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 7, 2009
2. An Elephant Seal Sculpture Located at the Sanctuary Museum
Braving Wind and Waves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crissy Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course (approx. 0.3 miles away); Military Intelligence Service Language School (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Oregon Marine Corps Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Francisco National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Golden Gate Bridge: Vision, Genius and Expert Care (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montgomery Street Barracks (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 7, 2009
3. Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Sign indicating the direction to the entrance of the Sanctuary Visitor Center Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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