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. 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.
Follow the 2014 NOAA Ship Nancy Foster Research Cruise in Gray's Reef

Follow the 2014 NOAA Ship Nancy Foster
Research Cruise in Gray's Reef


Latest Sanctuary News

Gray's Reef testing whether unmanned aircraft can help manage sanctuary resources.

'Drone' hunts Atlantic fish.

NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary testing unmanned aircraft.

2014 Gray's Reef Southeast Regional MATE ROV Competition Winners.

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop, April 29-30, Coastal GA Botanical Gardens.

Sanctuary Program Report: Reporting period December 2013 - February 2014.

Ancient Juvenile Whales Left Clues in Georgia Waters.

Draft Management Plan proposed for new exemptions at Gray's Reef.

Proposed Regulations and New Management Plan Now Available for Review.

Georgia Robot in Fleet of Ocean Research Machines

Re-establishing the Sanctuary Nomination Process.

Gray's Reef - 2012 Annual Accomplishment Report.

Coastal Boaters: Watch for Sea Turtles and Manatees!

Free South Atlantic Fishing Regulations App for Android in Google Play!

Free South Atlantic Fishing Regulations App for iPhone in the App Store!

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Fish Tagging Study

New NOAA navigation charts include updated information for Gray's Reef




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