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. 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.

Latest Sanctuary News

Gray's Reef Southeast Regional MATE ROV Competition - April 25, 2015.

Learn about the environmental and economic consequences of invasive species.

Gray's Reef seeks to fill Citizen-At-Large seat on the Sanctuary's Advisory Council.

Earth Is Blue: Welcome to Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Your Earth is Blue: Dive into Gray's Reef.

SoundScapes - Discovering a New Dimension to the Reef.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Establishes A Gray's Reef Chapter.

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

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National Marine Sanctuaries: Invest In Your Future.

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