Saturday, May 30, 2020
Ocean 'Snapshot Day' In Monterey To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

‘Snapshot Day’ In Monterey To Celebrate 20th Anniversary


If you’ve ever marveled at the beauty of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of California, an annual water quality monitoring project is one of the reasons why the area has stayed so pristine.

This coming May 4, 2019 will be the 20th anniversary of “Snapshot Day” in the Sanctuary area. That day, a bunch of volunteers and organizations will gather information on land-based sources of marine pollution.

According to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Paul Michel:

“We depend on partners and volunteers to inform and inspire the public, to provide important data, and help manage such a large and diverse sanctuary. Snapshot Day in particular, with the critically important water quality data it provides, simply could not be done without the dedication of so many volunteers and partners.”

To learn more about Snapshot Day, go to the National Marine Sanctuaries website.

(Photo credit: Dave Parara)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.




How We Are Helping: Search Scuba

The folks at Search Scuba are helping dive shops by suspending commissions through June 13th, 2020.

How Prism 2’s Are Used For Research

Like it or not, recreational scuba diving has its limits. We look at why underwater pros are moving to a rebreather such as the Hollis Prism 2

Fourth Element Unveils New Hydra Drysuit

Fourth Element launched its long-awaited Hydra neoprene drysuit this week.

DeeperBlue Official Clothing Now Available

We're excited to announce we're launching our range of official clothing to help support our work to keep you informed and inspired about everything diving and ocean-related.

Reef-World Provides New Resources For Dive Operators To Tackle COVID-19

The Reef-World Foundation has released a host of new resources to help dive operators cope during the COVID-19 crisis.


'Snapshot Day' In Monterey To Celebrate 20th Anniversary 1