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. It's just one of the 14 national marine protected areas that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System and is governed by the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. It is managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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.

Save the Date, January 16-17, 2015 - Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival 2015

Latest Sanctuary News

OSD The Movie: Learn why Gray's Reef joined partners around the world for
    Ocean Sampling Day.

The Colorful World of Georgia's Gray's Reef. -
   John Tapley, Scuba & H20 Adventure Magazine

The 12th annual Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival - Emerging Filmmakers
     Competition - accepting student film submissions through December 7!

Gray whale exhibit launched at UGA Aquarium on Skidaway

Adventures with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle at Gray's Reef,
   Alison Scott, Gray's Reef Intern.

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Maritime Heritage Program launches
    Inaugural Newsletter, Voyage to Discovery

Earth is Blue: Your National Marine Sanctuary System.

Sanctuary Nomination Process.

National Marine Sanctuaries: Invest In Your Future.

Coastal Research at Georgia Southern University.

Tales of Divers and Gliders and Missions at Sea.
   Richard LaPalme, Team Ocean Volunteer Diver.




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