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Historical Trade of Tortoiseshell Reveals Origins of Modern Wildlife Trafficking Networks

Mar 28, 2019

Monterey Bay Aquarium research finds that historical tortoiseshell trade routes may have established the groundwork for modern illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and concludes that the tortoiseshell trade harvested nine million turtles, more than six times previous estimates.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Recognizes Four Legislators as 2019 California Ocean Champions

Mar 20, 2019

Monterey Bay Aquarium recognized four California legislators with its 2019 Ocean Champion Awards, honoring their significant contributions to California’s ocean and coastal leadership, at a Sacramento reception during Ocean Day California on March 19, 2019.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Gidget Has Died

Feb 04, 2019

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is deeply saddened to announce the death of Gidget, a 10-year-old female sea otter who was a popular member of the sea otter exhibit and surrogacy program. Her DNA was also used to sequence the sea otter genome.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Shark Researcher Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Study Sharks, Rays in Galápagos

Jan 09, 2019

Monterey Bay Aquarium research scientist Dr. Salvador Jorgensen has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study threats facing vulnerable shark and ray species in Ecuador’s biologically rich Galápagos Islands.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Honors Local Leaders In Ocean Conservation and Education

Dec 05, 2018

Monterey Bay Aquarium's 2018 reception to thank businesses and community organizations that help advance ocean conservation in the region spotlights three individuals whose contributions deserve special acknowledgement.

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