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

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Calendar of Events

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Public meetings of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, every two months, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Oxnard locations.

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Channel Islands National Park upcoming eventslink leaves government site
Guided island hikes, public lectures, and more from our friends at Channel Islands National Park.

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California coastal news and public events listingslink leaves government site
from the Ocean Communicators Alliance brought to you by the Thank You Ocean Campaign

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Department of Evolution Ecology and Marine Biology Seminar Serieslink leaves government site
University of California Santa Barbara

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From Shore to Sea Lecture Series
Billie M. Connally Auditorium, Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, Channel Islands National Park Headquarters
1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA.

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Maritime Events and Lectureslink leaves government site Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Channel Islands Maritime Museum lectures and eventslink leaves government site
3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035

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Science Publink leaves government site, second Monday of every month
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant
18 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101



For more information, contact:

Shauna Bingham, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
University of California Santa Barbara
Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6155


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