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NOAA taking comments on proposed Chumash Heritage NMS off central California coast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is moving toward designating a national marine sanctuary off the coast of central California.

In a statement on Tuesday, the agency said it is taking public comments for designating the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in a 7,000 square mile-area adjacent to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

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