Dive into kelp forests, explore the deep sea, come up close with a leatherback sea turtle, and listen to the sounds of animals underwater, all virtually while touring the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz, CA. This NOAA Live! Webinar is part of our NOAA Open House Series during which we will “travel” (virtually) across the country to showcase some of the amazing places our NOAA scientists, engineers, educators, technicians, and interns work.
Resources to access at home:
» NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Video: The Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle (~8 minutes long)
» NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) Virtual Dive Gallery: Sea lions swim through the kelp, sea of orange cucumbers, and more.
» MBNMSS Virtual Dive Scavenger Hunt: This is a fun activity for kids.
» Learn More About Deep-Sea Habitats on the West Coast
» MBARI Listening Room: Access to a live stream and library of recorded underwater sounds
» Davidson Seamount: Oasis in the Deep: Explore an Octopus garden and whale fall in this story and accompanying videos
» Dive in and find the National Marine Sanctuary closest to you