Behind the scenes

MBARI at Monterey Bay Sanctuary Celebration

An environmental sample processor (ESP) on display at the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Celebration.

An environmental sample processor (ESP) on display at the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Celebration.

May 22, 2014

Last Saturday, MBARI participated in the first annual Monterey Bay Sanctuary Celebration at the Santa Cruz Wharf. In association with the wharf’s 100th anniversary, the event showcased marine recreation and research in the Monterey Bay area. Local research and environmental organizations, artists, birders, boat makers, and marine experts joined the festivities to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public. MBARI staff showed deep-sea video clips, discussed ongoing research with visitors, and displayed one of MBARI’s Environmental Sample Processors. The celebration was a fun and educational opportunity for the public to interact with local individuals and organizations whose work focuses on the ocean.