Videos, Films & Animations

The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation offers several multimedia products, including videos, 3-D animations, and presentations, many of which are available for immediate viewing and/or easy download. Video can be an effective avenue for reaching diverse audiences, so with the assistance of Kip Evans from Mountain and Sea Productions, a number of video products have been created to provide a virtual experience of the wonders of the Central Coast MPAs from afar. Animated 3-D visualizations, created by EcoViz, a research and animation group located at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), are extremely useful for giving audiences unique aerial and underwater experiences of these MPAs.

MPA Interpretive Videos

A collection of films highlighting California’s central coast MPAs give audiences a virtual experience of the wonders of these protected areas.


A series of 3D aerial and underwater visualizations provide a unique view of MPAs.

“My Marine Park” Video Contest

Check out the winners who created short videos about why they love “My Marine Park!”

CMSF YouTube Channel

A YouTube channel for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation has been created. Check here for new video products and sign up to receive alerts for new media materials. MBNMSF YouTube Channel

Videos from Our Partners

See some of the interesting materials our partners have produced in their programs!

Cool Video

If you’re not in awe of ocean life yet, you will be after watching these videos that highlight some incredible marine animals!

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.