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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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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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High tech robots may launch new era in ocean exploration

November 18, 2011 by Alison Hawkes

Four surfboard-sized vehicles set sail off the coast of the San Francisco Bay on Thursday in an attempt to break world records in ocean exploration and robotics. The “wave gliders” will, if successful, traverse the longest distance of any unmanned ocean craft as they cross the Pacific Ocean.

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A Container Caper in Monterey Bay

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.

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Studying Underwater Mountains in Monterey Bay

January 01, 2010 by Aleta George

The remarkable Davidson Sea Mount has gained new protections as part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This and other nearby seamounts attract spectacularly diverse sea life.

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