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

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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 qualities of the sanctuary for current and future generations.

Diver observing sponge


Nautical Chart

Gray's Reef is seeking
applicants for five seats on the
Sanctuary Advisory Council.

How do I get NOAA nautical charts?

Dr. Peter Auster begins dive


GRNMS Historic Marker

Linking Prey Fish and Predators
at Grays Reef:
Visual and Acoustic Surveys
Provide Complimentary Perspectives


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

Dr. Peter Auster is interviewed by Emily Jones of GPB News.


Save the Date, A Fishy Affair

Marine Scientists
Study Fish Behavior
At Grays Reef


Save the Date,
September 24, 2015
A Fishy Affair

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