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Monterey Bay Aquarium Builds Life-Sized Blue Whale Art Installation Made from Discarded Single-Use Plastic to Raise Awareness About Ocean Pollution

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s life-sized blue whale art installation is on display at Crissy Field in the heart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, to bring awareness to the issue of ocean plastic pollution. The largest animal ever to live on Earth, a blue whale can weigh about 300,000 pounds – the approximate weight of plastic that ends up in the ocean every nine minutes.

Oct 11, 2018

Monterey Bay Aquarium, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, unveils a life-sized blue whale art installation at the heart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Crissy Field in the Presidio, to bring awareness to a massive problem: the issue of ocean plastic pollution. The 82-foot-long blue whale made from hand-recycled plastic trash makes a splash on Saturday, October 13, and will remain on public view there until January 2019.

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Silicon Valley Luminaries Gather to Honor Philanthropic Leadership of Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates at David Packard Award Dinner 2018

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropic innovator Bill Gates (center) with Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard (right) and Meg Whitman (left) at the aquarium's 2018 David Packard Award Dinner on October 1, where Gates was honored and Whitman led a “fireside chat” with him following the award presentation. The event raised $3.7 million to support the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. 

Oct 04, 2018

Guests representing Silicon Valley’s most iconic technology companies and titans of industry joined global ocean conservationists and science leaders to honor visionary Microsoft co-founder and philanthropic innovator Bill Gates at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s David Packard Award Dinner.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard Decries EPA Proposal to Roll Back National Fuel Economy Standards

Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in the Great Tide Pool at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Must credit:  ©Corey Arnold

Aug 02, 2018

Packard says Monterey Bay Aquarium supports the State of California's climate leadership.

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