Latest from Monterey Bay
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.
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.
September 05, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
A new state report compiles evidence that California’s climate is rapidly changing.
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.
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.
October 01, 2011 by Aleta George
On a stormy winter night in 2004, as the merchant ship Med Taipei plowed southbound off the coast of Monterey in 20- to 30-foot swells, 15 shipping containers slid into the sea. Such occurrences aren’t especially newsworthy–an estimated 10,000 containers are lost every year worldwide. But these containers are now part of an important research project.