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

Mari Cajandig

Mari Cajandig

GIS Specialist , Cardinal Point Captains

Mari Cajandig joined the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary team in 2016 as an intern, and then a contractor. After growing up in Davis, California, she moved to Santa Barbara and began to pursue her oceanic interests. Mari enrolled in the Marine Diving Technology Program at Santa Barbara City College, which led her to a focus on ocean exploration and mapping, and in turn led to her major in Geography. After transferring to and spending two years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mari graduated in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Geography/Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Her work at CINMS has included helping to create an inventory of the sanctuary's geospatial library and organizing it in a user-friendly layout. She has also created several maps for the developing CINMS Condition Report and for other projects. Outside of school and work, Mari also loves to spend time outdoors, specifically surfing, hiking, diving, playing sports, and shaping surfboards.

Contact Information

Phone: 805-893-6430

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