Monterey Bay Aquarium Opens Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership; Expands Free Education Programs
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.
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.
National Portrait Gallery Announces Newly Commissioned Portrait of Ocean Conservation Leader Julie Packard by Artist Hope Gangloff
Apr 10, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced the premiere of a newly commissioned painting of Julie Packard, a leading figure in science and ocean conservation and the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, that will be displayed April 2019 through November 2020.
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.
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.