Eastern Sambo Research Only Area

Map of Eastern Sambo Research Only Area

Eastern Sambo Research Only Area is a spur-and-groove bank reef with healthy coral formations. It is closed to entry and clearly identified by 30-inch round yellow buoys clearly marked with "Research Only." By limiting this and other sites to research only, scientists will be able to differentiate impacts caused by resource use and those caused by changing environmental conditions.

Special regulations apply here. Learn more about what activities are allowed in this type of zone.

A summary of all sanctuary regulations is available online. For the full text of sanctuary regulations, see 15 CFR 922 Subpart P.