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Monterey Bay Aquarium





The Monterey Bay Aquarium was initiated in 1977 by a group of four marine biologists at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, and opened on October 20, 1984. It is owned by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, a public non-profit organization established by David and Lucile Packard. The Monterey Bay Aquarium was founded to expand the public interest of marine life and environment, as well as to inspire conservation of the oceans. It is an effective organization that has succeeded in "hands on" learning, as well as participating in ocean conservation actions off the shore of Monterey Bay.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Accomplishments

Center for Oceans Solutions: The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have joined together to create the Center for Ocean Solutions, a new collaboration that will bring together international expertise in marine biology, oceanography, engineering, economics, law and policy to find innovative ways to protect and restore the world's oceans. The Center for Oceans Solutions also educates current and future leaders by offering graduate-level and research opportunities. In addition, the Center for Solutions works to gain media access to highlight the main ocean and marine conservation issues, as well as supporting sponsor outreach programs to inform and influence action by the general public and governmental decision makers.

Take a look at The Life and Death of Monterey Bay

See Adina Abeles on Educating Current and Future Ocean Leaders

White Shark Project:

The Monterey Bay Aquarium started the White Shark Project in 2002 to help research and exhibit white sharks off the coast of California. The White Shark Project aims to promote studying, awareness, and conservation of white sharks. Over a period of five years from 2004 to 2009, white sharks were on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and carried tracking tags so when released back into the wild, researchers could indicate they were doing well. Tracking also allowed the study and further research of 18 juveniles and more than 167 adult sharks.

Learn more about Threats to the Pacific: A Consensus and a Plan

Watch a video about Discovering Hidden Habitats

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