Furthering marine research through the peer efforts of scientists and engineers
June 2, 2015
Hydrothermal chimneys in the Pescadero Basin
These delicate carbonate spires formed at an active vent site in the newly discovered Pescadero Basin hydrothermal field.

In spring 2015, MBARI researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 150 kilometers (100 miles) east of La Paz, Mexico. Lying more than 3,800 meters (12,500 feet) below the surface, the Pescadero Basin vents are the deepest high-temperature hydrothermal vents ever observed in or around the Pacific Ocean.

Diver working on Environmental Sample Processor
A diver prepares an Environmental Sample Processor to monitor harmful algal blooms.

June 1, 2015

In May 2015, as part of a large-scale experiment, ocean researchers measured some of the highest concentrations of harmful algae and their toxin ever observed in Monterey Bay.
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MBARI's Open House will be on
July 18, 2015.
To reduce commute trips and conserve energy, our staff members are working extended hours Monday through every other Friday, generally between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.