Furthering marine research through the peer efforts of scientists and engineers

July 21, 2014
Girl uses magnifying glass to study deep-sea sediment sample at MBARI Open House.
A young visitor gets a close-up look at a cross-section of a deep-sea sediment core during the 2014 MBARI Open House.

A steady stream of visitors attended the MBARI Open House July 19th to learn about the deep sea and the institute's research and technology. MBARI scientists, engineers, ships crews, and other staff hosted a variety of exhibits and hands-on activities, presented lectures about the institute's work, and showed clips of the deep-sea video collected with cameras on remotely operated vehicles. The free event is held once a year.

Stephanie Bush at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Postdoctoral Fellow Stephanie Bush cares for animals behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

June 9, 2014

From the vampire squid to the flapjack octopus, deep-sea cephalopods come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes. Yet few humans have seen these animals alive. Since April, members of the public have been able to see these animals for the first time, as part of the ongoing Tentacles special exhibition at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A collaborative effort with the aquarium’s partner institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), this exhibit has thrilled both aquarium visitors and MBARI scientists, and is providing new scientific insights into the lives of these mysterious animals.    Read more

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Glowing juvenile flower-hat jellyMBARI helps Monterey Bay Aquarium figure out the life-cycles of glowing jellies
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