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Headquarters, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary | by Michael Layefsky
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Headquarters, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Aerial view of the headquarters and visitor center of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary at Crissy Field, with San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

 

Designated in 1981 and part of NOAA, the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary spans 1,279-square-miles (966 square nautical miles) just north and west of San Francisco Bay, and protects open ocean, nearshore tidal flats, rocky intertidal areas, estuarine wetlands, subtidal reefs, and coastal beaches within its boundaries.

 

Taken by a camera lofted by a kite.

 

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Taken on June 1, 2013