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.

GRNMS Historic Marker

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Seeking Members

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

Surface drifters deployed May 12, 2014. National Marine Sanctuaries Logo Sand Arts, 1st Place: Sand Bubbler

Tracking Currents with
Drifters and Dye


Sand Creations and Creatures
on Tybee Island

Right whale mother and calf

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Deploying ROV

Follow the North Atlantic Right Whale: Georgia's State Marine Mammal


Underwater Innovation For An
Increasingly Technical Nation

Under the Midway Island Pier

What is the
difference between
a threatened and
endangered species?

NOAA Nautical Chart

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Photo Contest 2015


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