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Offshore oil rigs are well established in Southern California. Let's keep them off the Northern California coast.
What if I told you that an area of ocean the size of Delaware, right off the northern coast of California, could be permanently protected as a marine sanctuary - free of offshore oil drilling, ship pollution, and other destructive activities? 

Like me, you would probably say this is a great idea. Well, together we can make this great idea a reality, and protect this magnificent coast from threats like offshore oil drilling. 

Would it be worth your time to sign onto our petition to the federal government supporting permanent protection? I hope so.

Please help protect California's whales, fisheries, corals, and other marine life
. Sign our petition to expand the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries, and permanently protect these special places.

Right now, we have a great opportunity to protect an incredible marine ecosystem that is home to the world's largest whales, the country's largest concentration of nesting seabirds, and so much amazing marine life. Members of Congress, local citizens, and the Marine Conservation Institute have been working to advance this expansion for years. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to fully protect this area of the California coastline from San Francisco to Point Arena, over 125 miles of prime marine habitat.


As the chairman of the Cordell Bank Sanctuary Advisory Council I strongly support the Sanctuary expansion. Please join me, and speak out in favor of strengthening protection of this marine wilderness, home to blue whales, sea otters, rockfish, giant Pacific octopus, and much more marine life.

Even if you live far from California, the federal government takes public input seriously. You see, US oceans are like national parks - our oceans belong to all of us. A strong public voice in favor of Sanctuary expansion will help ensure the success of this proposal.    

Marine Conservation Institute is seeking 5000 letters of support. We will deliver the letters to the Secretary of Commerce, who oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Sanctuary system.

Don't delay - raise your voice to protect California's marine life! We have until mid-February to deliver this message to agency leadership!

For the ocean, 

 Lance Morgan Signature  

Lance E. Morgan, Ph.D.
President and CEO

P.S. Do you live in Northern California? Attend one of these local public hearings and publicly support the Sanctuary expansion!

February 12, 2013 at Point Arena
February 13, 2013 at Gualala