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Death of Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Gidget Caused by Rapid-Onset of Sarcocystis Infection

Southern sea otter Gidget in the Sea Otter exhibit. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium

May 17, 2019

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has determined that the rapid onset of an acute Sarcocystis neurona infection caused the death in February of Gidget, a 10-year-old female sea otter who was a popular member of the Sea Otter Exhibit and played an...

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Opens Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership; Expands Free Education Programs

Rooftop garden of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership

May 09, 2019

The $42 million, environmentally sustainable, 25,000‐square‐foot Bechtel Education Center houses the aquarium’s free education programs, allowing hands‐on experiences for all visiting school groups and doubling the number of teens and teachers it can serve.

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Study Finds White Sharks Flee Feeding Areas When Orcas Present

Orca swimming in Monterey Bay.

Apr 16, 2019

Research from Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions finds that great white sharks will immediately vacate their preferred hunting ground when confronted by orcas and will not return for up to a year.

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