National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC).
Notice and request for applications.
The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following two vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Start Printed Page 57858K-12 education and non-living resources research. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Applications are due by November 18, 2005.
Application information may be obtained from Becky Shortland, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Georgia 31411; telephone (912) 598-2381; e-mail Becky.Shortland@noaa.gov. Applications should be sent to the attention of GRNMS Manager, Reed Bohne at the same address.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Becky Shortland, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Georgia 31411; telephone (912) 598-2381; e-mail Becky.Shortland@noaa.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
GRNMS is one of the largest nearshore live-bottom reefs off the southeastern United States, encompassing approximately 17 square nautical miles. The area earned sanctuary designation in 1981. The sanctuary consists of a series of sandstone outcroppings and ledges up to 10 feet in height, in a predominantly sandy, flat-bottomed sea floor. The live bottom and ledge habitat support an abundant reef fish and invertebrate community. Loggerhead sea turtles, a threatened species, also use GRNMS year-round for foraging and resting, and the reef is within the known winter calving ground for the highly endangered Northern right whale. The GRNMS Advisory Council was established in August 1999 to provide advice and recommendations on management and protection of the sanctuary. The Council through its members also serves as liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues, and represents community interests, concerns, and management needs to the sanctuary and NOAA.Start Signature
(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program)
Dated: September 23, 2005.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-19765 Filed 10-3-05; 8:45 am]
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