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 sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.

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Trip Preparation

Before going boating, become aware of the dynamic weather patterns in the Santa Barbara Channel. There are many sources available to obtain this information. These sources include: newspapers, radio, TV, Websites, information kiosks, the VHF / FM marine radio, and the Oxnard Weather Service office.

Check out our online weather kiosk for up to date weather information in the sanctuary.

 

 

 

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