September 5, 2007

New exhibit on MBARI research opening at at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The new

The new “Mission to the Deep” exhibit allows aquarium visitors to run simulated research dives in the deep sea.

Starting on September 15, 2007, visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be able to experience the thrill of deep-sea exploration in a new exhibit, Mission to the Deep. This exhibit highlights MBARI tools and technologies that are dramatically changing the way scientists view and monitor the oceans. Mission to the Deep draws visitors into this exciting world by combining stunning high-definition video footage with interactive computer animations of undersea robots and other high-tech tools. The new permanent exhibit invites visitors to join MBARI researchers on three different missions—photographing deep-sea animals, mapping vast undersea mountains and monitoring environmental changes on the seafloor.

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