Expand Marine Sanctuaries to Block Offshore Oil

Support Boundary Expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries (NOAA-NOS-2012-0228-0001)

Dear Sanctuary Superintendent Ms. Maria Brown,

I strongly support a northward expansion of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries to protect California's endangered marine life from future threats of the offshore oil industry. The proposed area offshore of the Sonoma and Mendocino Coasts includes critical upwelling zones that support one of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in the world. Pacific leatherback sea turtles, white sharks, blue whales, and coho salmon are just a few of the endangered and charismatic creatures that rely on this marine habitat for their continued existence.

The rich diversity and health of the Farallone Island rookeries and Cordell Bank reefs depends on the cold nutrient-rich source water originating from the Point Arena upwelling center. This area's natural resource and ecological qualities should become part of the National Marine Sanctuary system as soon as possible. The ocean upwelling system within the proposed northern expansion of the boundary change is critical to the economic and biological well-being of the Northern California Coastal region.

Sincerely,
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5991 Wed Apr 02 19:04:41 EDT 2014 Jenna Miles Dartmouth, NS , CA
5990 Thu Feb 13 21:37:31 EST 2014 Anton Chan Orlando, FL , United States
5989 Wed Feb 05 13:10:06 EST 2014 Lindsay Mugglestone Berkeley, CA , US
5988 Wed Feb 05 12:57:44 EST 2014 Lindsay Mugglestone Berkeley, CA , US
5987 Mon Feb 03 14:01:59 EST 2014 Faith Strailey Quincy, CA , US
5986 Mon Feb 03 13:58:00 EST 2014 Faith Strailey Quincy, CA , US
5985 Sat Jan 25 17:50:25 EST 2014 Gaetano Mazzotta Parma, ot , IT
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5982 Sat Jan 18 06:23:19 EST 2014 Sarah Sivro Geneva, ot , CH
5981 Fri Jan 17 02:15:29 EST 2014 KRISTA TACKETT Louisville, MS , US
5980 Thu Jan 16 20:42:32 EST 2014 Tereza Cristina Marins São Paulo, ot , BR
5979 Wed Jan 15 08:22:58 EST 2014 Linnie Gonzalez Stony Brook, NY , US
5978 Fri Jan 03 23:22:55 EST 2014 Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA , US
5977 Sun Dec 29 16:43:45 EST 2013 G Burton, G Boone, + family Delaware, OH , US
5976 Thu Dec 12 21:15:24 EST 2013 Sandra Couch Naperville, IL , US
5975 Sun Dec 08 13:46:27 EST 2013 Elisabeth Bechmann St. Pölten, ot , AT
5974 Sat Dec 07 02:04:05 EST 2013 E Kostina N.Chelny, ot , RU
5973 Fri Dec 06 19:47:39 EST 2013 Merlene Stuerzer-Rhodes Broken Arrow, OK , US
5972 Fri Dec 06 19:47:10 EST 2013 Merlene Stuerzer-Rhodes Broken Arrow, OK , US
5971 Fri Dec 06 13:13:03 EST 2013 Ingrid Fuerstenau Muenster, VI , DE
5970 Thu Dec 05 13:02:59 EST 2013 Susan Esposito Staten Island, NY , US
5969 Thu Dec 05 11:45:39 EST 2013 Anonymous burbank, CA , United States
5968 Thu Dec 05 10:22:13 EST 2013 The U. family Easton, PA , US
5967 Thu Dec 05 10:18:58 EST 2013 Susan Hardin Little Rock, AR , US
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