Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

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Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is one of the largest near-shore live-bottom reefs of the southeastern United States.

Gray's Reef was designated as a sanctuary on January 16, 1981, and is the only protected natural reef area on the continental shelf off the Georgia coast. The 22 square miles of Gray's Reef protects an area that is recognized nationally and internationally.

The mission of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and cultural resources, values and qualitites of the sanctuary for current and future generations.

Diver observing sponge in GRNMS

Gray's Reef
National Marine Sanctuary, coastal Georgia's amazing underwater park.

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Warmer waters
More divers in the water


Historic Markers
bring Gray's Reef to
Savannah's River Street

Save the Date, A Fishy Affair


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Save the Date,
September 24, 2015
A Fishy Affair


Follow the 2015 Rivers to Reefs
Teachers' Workshop
June 14 - 19, 2015

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