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 Georgia's amazing underwater park. The natural live-bottom reef is teeming with marine life and is part of the endangered North Atlantic right whale's calving ground. Loggerhead turtles rest at the reef, where scientists have identified more than 200 fish species.

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 A gray fish swims over the seafloor with green algae swaying in the current

Advisory Council recruiting four seats

Available seats include citizen-at-large, education (K-12), research (non-living resources), fishing industry, and conservation. These seats are open to any member of the public to serve on the voluntary advisory council. Application packet and additional information can be found here.




two people fishing off a boat

Estimating Fishing and Diving Use at Gray's Reef by Listening to Boats

In Gray's Reef, stationary sound traps record boat noise to help managers understand how and when visitors are using the sanctuary. Across the nation's underwater parks, SanctSound has led to some interesting discoveries on sounds in the sanctuaries. Read the full story. Visit the Story map.


Boaters urged to slow down, watch out for Sea Turtles and North Atlantic Right Whales

Be aware, and be prepared to slow down or steer clear.

Boat strikes are a leading cause of injuries and mortalities to sea turtles and right whales.

To learn more click here.

sea turtle story map

Explore sea turtles at Gray's Reef

This interactive StoryMap describes the turtle species found at Gray's Reef and the ongoing research happening in the sanctuary. Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is an important habitat for sea turtles year round. Click here to explore.


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