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Obama Administration Advances New U.S. Seafood Traceability Program to Fight Illegal Fishing

Margaret Spring, Vice President of Conservation and Science at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. © Monterey Bay Aquarium, Photo by Tyson V. Rininger

Feb 04, 2016

Today, the National Ocean Council Committee on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud released a proposed rule outlining the new U.S. seafood traceability program.

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Aquarium Announces ‘Locals Only’ Program

A young visitor enjoys the Splash Zone at Monterey Bay Aquarium. © Monterey Bay Aquarium/Tyson V. Rininger

Feb 01, 2016

To show appreciation for its local community, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering a variety of special promotions throughout 2016 to residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

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Philanthropist, San Francisco 49ers Minority Owner Gideon Yu Elected to Monterey Bay Aquarium Board of Trustees

Wild southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) mother and newborn pup sheltering in the Great Tide Pool at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.   ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Tyson V. Rininger

Jan 21, 2016

Gideon Yu, a Silicon Valley investor, executive and philanthropist, has been elected to the board of trustees of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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New Penguin Joins the Aquarium Colony

A new 7 year old female African blackfooted penguin (Spheniscus demersus) named Elizabeth, after Port Elizabeth in South Africa, on exhibit in the Splash Zone at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She is from the Knoxville Zoo and, for now, can be identified by having an orange band on her wing. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jan 15, 2016

Exhibits & Animals

 We’ve welcomed a new penguin on exhibit in the Splash Zone , and she’s a beauty! Elizabeth (named after Port Elizabeth in South Africa) is seven years old, and came to us from the Knoxville Zoo. 

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