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New Study Confirms Monterey Bay Aquarium Surrogate-Reared Sea Otters Helped Restore Threatened Population in Coastal Estuary

Sep 23, 2019

The population of threatened southern sea otters in Elkhorn Slough, an estuary in Central California, has made a significant comeback as a result of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Program. A newly-published study in Oryx—The International Journal of Conservation documents 15 years of research showing how the program helped restore the population in the coastal estuary.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Celebrates 35 Years With Its First 21+ Sleepover Event

Jul 31, 2019

Monterey Bay Aquarium will be turning back time to the 1980’s for its first 21-and-over sleepover party, Sweet Dreams Are Made of Seaweed. The fer sure good time lets adults hang at the aquarium for an evening of rad activities including dancing to 80’s jams, improv, games, storytelling and a late-night movie. When it’s time to crash, guests can fall asleep under the sea stars and next to their favorite exhibits.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Food Truck Serves Up Ocean-Friendly Fare at Bay Area Summer Events

Jul 16, 2019

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Food Truck rolls into San Francisco Bay area events July through September 2019 to raise awareness about ocean-friendly seafood and choices people can make. Along with tasty eats, the Food Truck offers information demonstrating how Seafood Watch resources combined with individual voices can protect the ocean.

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New Study Finds Microplastic Throughout Monterey Bay; Concentrations Are Greater Than at Surface of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”

Jun 06, 2019

Many people have heard of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a vast area of ocean between California and Hawaii where ocean currents concentrate plastic pollution. However, it turns out there may also be a lot of plastic far below the ocean’s...

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

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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