Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network
SIMoN Tools
Photo Library

Photo Library

The SIMoN Photo Library contains digital images of species, habitats, locations, and issues of the Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries. Search capabilities allow you to find photos by location, species name, and much more.
Species Database

Species Database

The SIMoN Species Database contains natural history information on a subset of the more commonly seen plants and animals that live in or seasonally travel through the sanctuaries along the coast of California. In addition to the distribution and habitat use of these species, facts on seasonal use, feeding behavior, reproduction, and conservation issues are also provided.
Interactive Maps

Interactive Maps

SIMoN Interactive Maps allow users to navigate spatial data sets via the web.
Monitoring Projects

Monitoring Projects

SIMoN Monitoring Projects is a list of all publicly available research and monitoring projects in the SIMoN database. Each project has information on the science questions being asked, the methods used, and summary results. Metadata are provided and in many cases links to the project and data portals, if they are available to the public.
SeaPhoto App

SeaPhoto App - Free!

The SIMoN SeaPhoto App provides access to over 1,300 high quality images of over 550 species of marine life of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, including over 130 species with detailed ecological information. You can browse by common or scientific name within all species at once, or by large functional group (birds, marine mammals, fishes, invertebrates, and algae).
SIMoN Youtube Channel

Video Library - Youtube Channel

The SIMoN Video Library contains high definition video clips of species, habitats, and programs of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Sponges of California

Marine Sponges of California

The Marine Sponges of California is an educational and scientific web interface that provides a mechanism for identifying sponges based on multiple characteristics.
Historical Timeline

Historical Ecology Timeline

This SIMoN Historical Ecology Timeline is designed to intertwine the anthropogenic and natural histories of the region encompassed by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary through time.