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Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
Have you ever seen 400,000 seabirds, 52 species of rock fish and 36 mammal species in one sanctuary? If you haven't, then it's time you visited this sanctuary and witnessed millions of specimens. The Gulf of Farallones Marine Sanctuary covers 948 square miles of the central and northern California coastline. This marine sanctuary is a member of the United Nations Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve. There are millions of different species found in this sanctuary, which makes it a perfect place for a marine biology student. It has workshops and programs especially designed for students. It presents an onsite nursery consisting of harbor seals, elephant seals, harbor porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins, rockfish, and seabirds; this is the largest seabird breeding area in the United States. This sanctuary is also the feeding area for threatened blue whales and humpback whales.