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DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE SANCTUARY

Looking for background information about the sanctuary? Need to know the buoy or boundary coordinates? You've come to the right place.

This page is a compilation of all of the basic sanctuary information documents found elsewhere in this web site. You will also find links to these documents on the appropriate web pages.

If you don't find what you are looking for here, use the links at the top of this page to search the rest of the Document Library.

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GENERAL DOCUMENTS

FGBNMS Flyer (445kb pdf)
- a two-page document with general information about the sanctuary

A Quick Look at National Marine Sanctuaries (512kb pdf)

Boundary and Buoy Coordinates (58kb pdf)
- a listing of all sanctuary boundary coordinates and the coordinates of each mooring buoy

Geology of Stetson Bank (12kb pdf)

Regional Context (40kb pdf)

Sanctuary Habitats (20kb pdf)

Sanctuary Nomination Process (170kb pdf)

SPAW FGBNMS Fact Sheet (1MB pdf)
- An explanation of why FGBNMS is a SPAW (Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife) listed site and the SPAW criteria met.

SPAW Presentation Report (242kb pdf)
- The written proposal for FGBNMS to become a SPAW (Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife) site, dated 8/29/12.

Images from the sanctuary scattered among falling gold coins on a reef backdropTreasures of the Flower Garden Banks Banner (17.4MB pdf)
- An elongated banner highlighting some of the notable features of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary amid clusters of cascading gold coins.

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SPECIES LISTS

Coral Cap Species List (598kb pdf)
- comprehensive list of all the species identified in the sanctuary within recreational dive limits (0-130 ft, 0-40 m deep).

Algae List (21kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of algae

Annelid List (13kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of worms

Bacteria List (11kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of bacteria

Bird List (16kb pdf)
- listing of birds seen at the sanctuary

Bony Fish List (36kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of bony fishes

Bryozoan List (56kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of bryozoans

Cartilaginous Fish List (64kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of sharks and rays

Cnidarian List (18kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of sea anemones, corals, and their relatives

Crustacean List (29kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of lobsters, crab, shrimp, and their relatives

Echinoderm List (18kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of sea stars, sea urchins, and their relatives

Mammal List (11kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of mammals

Mollusk List (272kb pdf)
- lising of coral cap species of clams, snails, and their relatives

Reptile List (44kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of sea turtles

Sponge List (12kb pdf)
- listing of coral cap species of sponges

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