AT A GLANCE
July 30, 2014
Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding its eggs for four and one half years—longer than any other known animal. Throughout this time, the female kept the eggs clean and guarded them from predators. This amazing feat represents an evolutionary balancing act between the benefits to the young octopuses of having plenty of time to develop within their eggs, and their mother’s ability to survive for years with little or no food.
July 21, 2014
MBARI News Release:
MBARI Open House draws a crowd
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. Read more
June 9, 2014
MBARI News Release:
Dream team of scientists and aquarists gives public first view of a live vampire squid and other deep-sea cephalopods
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
MBARI helps Monterey Bay Aquarium figure out the life-cycles of glowing jellies
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.