July 18, 2014
NOAA releases new management plan for Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary with new exemption for marker buoys finalized. NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary published a final rule and environmental assessment today which now permits the use of weighted marker buoys in the sanctuary, an important safety measure for recreational diving and an enhancement for recreational fishing.
June 10, 2014
For 40 years, the United States national marine sanctuaries have worked to protect sites ranging from a Civil War shipwreck to coral reefs and tiny atolls. Today, NOAA announced that beginning this week the American public can now nominate nationally significant marine and Great Lakes areas as potential new national marine sanctuaries.
May 15, 2014
NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for one citizen-at-large seat on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.
May 14, 2014
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, May 20, to hear updates on various science and management activities including ongoing water quality and carbon dioxide monitoring at Gray's Reef.
May 12, 2014
With funding provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and vessel support from Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, researchers from Georgia Southern University will release 50 gallons of fluorescent red dye (rhodamine WT) into the Altamaha River outflow during the week of May 12-16, 2014.
January 1, 2014
NOAA releases draft management plan for Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. New exemption for marker buoys proposed.