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Study Finds White Sharks Flee Feeding Areas When Orcas Present

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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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.

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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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