Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (HM173H)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94129 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.324', W 122° 28.02'

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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 sanctuary's 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 region's 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 Area's nearly 8 million people with those of its wildlife resources.
HM NumberHM173H
Placed ByNational Marine Sanctuaries
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 546919 N 4184357
Decimal Degrees37.80540000, -122.46700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.324', W 122° 28.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 19.44" N, 122° 28' 1.20" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 991 Marine Dr, San Francisco CA 94129, US
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