National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on

Jackie Buhl

Jackie Buhl

Technical Science Writer & Researcher, Research Vessel Crew, Cardinal Point Captains

Jackie Buhl rejoined the CINMS team in 2014 as a contracted Technical Science Writer & Researcher, and also works as a crewmember aboard sanctuary research vessels. Jackie has helped develop the Channel Islands section of the Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN), has assisted with development of the next sanctuary Condition Report, and assists with review and processing of sanctuary research permits. Prior to returning to the sanctuary (she previously worked as a contracted Research Specialist), Jackie traveled, worked, volunteered and studied her way around the world for nearly 10 years. This included: working on a variety of projects studying various species of primates in Nigeria, Kenya, and Puerto Rico; teaching Marine Biology, scuba diving and sailing to high school and college students in the Caribbean; designing a summer marine program in coastal Kenya; teaching English in the Peruvian jungle; and teaching scuba diving in Puerto Rico. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from UC Santa Barbara, and an Master of Science degree in Primate Behavior from Roehampton University in England.

Contact Information

Phone: 805-893-6435

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