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Orca

Orca swimming in Monterey Bay.

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Study Finds White Sharks Flee Feeding Areas When Orcas Present

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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Portrait of Julie Packard by Hope Gangloff

Portrait of Monterey Bay Aquairum Executive Director Julie Packard by Artist Hope Gangloff, acrylic on canvas, 2019

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Hope Gangloff sketching Julie Packard

Artist Hope Gangloff sketches Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard during a portrait sitting.

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Close-up of portrait sketch

Artist Hope Gangloff works on a study for a portrait of Julie Packard.

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National Portrait Gallery Announces Newly Commissioned Portrait of Ocean Conservation Leader Julie Packard by Artist Hope Gangloff

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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Hawksbill Turtle

Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers studied the historical trade of tortoiseshell made from the carapaces of hawksbill turtles like the one pictured, which was photographed during a necropsy in Hawaii.

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Historical Trade of Tortoiseshell Reveals Origins of Modern Wildlife Trafficking Networks

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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Jon Hoech

Jon Hoech, Monterey Bay Aquarium Director of Animal Care

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Jon Hoech, Monterey Bay Aquarium Director of Animal Care

Jon Hoech, Director of Animal Care at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium

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