Latest from Monterey Bay

The Jumbo Squid Have Left California. Or Have They?

May 22, 2014 by Sean Greene

Humboldt Squid have moved into and out of California, sometimes for years at a time, for centuries. Now an El Niño approaches the Pacific Coast, and squid researchers are waiting.

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When and Where Do I Look to See Orcas?

March 13, 2014 by Eric Simons

I'm trying to spot some orcas this year and wanted to know when and where I should look.


Photographer Tory Kallman Gets His Orca Breach

January 09, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

On a whale watching trip in the Monterey Bay, photographer Tory Kallman witnessed one of nature's great events—an orca in pursuit of lunch. One of the resulting photographs became Bay Nature's January 2014 cover image.

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Anchovies spark humpback feeding frenzy in Monterey Bay

October 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Humpback whales often enter the Monterey Bay to feed in the summer months. But this year, huge anchovy runs have brought them in by the hundreds. Photographer Tory Kallman shares his photographs of the feeding frenzy.


Top 10 signs of climate change in Northern California

September 05, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A new state report compiles evidence that California's climate is rapidly changing.


Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Founded in 2001, Oikonos is a non-profit organization working locally and internationally to increase ecosystem knowledge through science, art, technology, and applied conservation. Oikonos’ vision includes incorporating creative ways to communicate knowledge to diverse communities. The organization works to promote understanding and active stewardship of ecosystems by bringing current research projects from the field directly to students, teachers, and the general public.

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Moss Landing Marine Lab

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Operated by a consortium of seven California State University campuses, the marine lab is a prominent center for research on the ocean and shore.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

One of the best aquariums in the world, with a focus on the rich and diverse ecosystems just off the coast in Monterey Bay.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The research arm of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Humpbacks Make Rare Near-Shore Visit in Santa Cruz

November 01, 2011 by Paul Hagey

A pod of humpback whales, about two or three families, adults with a few calves, have been dazzling whale-watchers since about October 18, as they feed in Monterrey Bay about a quarter of a mile from Santa Cruz Harbor. Calm waters, warm weather and an abundance of food like sardines, anchovies and other baitfish have produced the ideal whale visit.

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