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The new Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is an example.
CONTACT: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, (831)647-4201, http://bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov.
This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering proposals to restrict personal watercraft such as jet skis to small sections of the 276-mile-long Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
In Santa Cruz, California, for example, Save Our Shores, originally founded to protest offshore oil drilling, has evolved into a citizen-watchdog and resource group for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Concern over coastal sprawl is leading to the creation of countless new groups like Seeking A New Direction (SAND), a recent merger of Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi neighborhood groups opposed to the proliferation of malls, gravel pits, condo towers and casinos along their once-scenic shoreline.
Deeper than the Grand Canyon, a 15,000-square-kilometer section of California coastal waters last year became America's eleventh marine reserve: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Less than 1 kilometer from shore, the bay's deep canyon cuts across the narrow Pacific continental shelf and the ocean floor rapidly falls away.
This showplace for creatures of the 5,300-acre Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary celebrates its 20th anniversary next month.
As the blue waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary served as his backdrop in June, President Clinton declared a permanent ban on oil rigs in the nation's 12 marine sanctuaries and an extended ban, until 2012, on new offshore oil drilling elsewhere.

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