MBARI in the news – 1998
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|Dec 31—CNN piece showing the Monterey Bay Aquarium using MBARI R/V Point Lobos and ROV Ventana to collect deep-sea animals for the aquarium’s upcoming Mysteries of the Deep exhibit.
Dec 31—The Cambrian, “Packard: From Wall Street to Cambria.”
Dec 22—New York Times, “From depths of obscurity, Aquarium’s new stars.” An article about the upcoming Mysteries of the Deep exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Photographs show the MBARI R/V Point Lobos and ROV Ventana collecting animals for the exhibit.
Dec 16—San Francisco Chronicle, “Looking Deeper: Aquarium team scoops up canyon dwellers for new exhibit.” Photographs include MBARI R/V Point Lobos and ROV Ventana, captain Bill Wardle, chief ROV pilot T. Craig Dawe, and ROV pilot Paul Tucker.
Dec 11—The Ocean Report on National Public Radio, “Eavesdrop on Earthquakes.” Program about MBARI geologist Debra Stakes and MBARI underwater seismic stations. Aired locally on KUSP radio 88.9 FM, Santa Cruz.
Dec 9—Monterey County Herald, “Quake danger cited.” Article featuring the presentation of research results by MBARI geologist Debra Stakes at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Dec 8—Monterey County Herald, “Ocean chlorophyll concentrations dip to all-time low: Marine researchers say El Niño to blame for drop.” Article featuring MBARI biological oceanographer Francisco Chavez at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Dec 8—San Jose Mercury News, “Sea study sounds health warning.” Interview with MBARI adjunct Sylvia Earle.
Dec 7—Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Nearby fault causes concern: San Gregorio rift could generate a 7.3 temblor.”
Nov 23—Los Angeles Times, front page article, “Monterey Aquarium to unveil Mysteries of the Ocean Depths,” the nation’s first living deep-sea exhibit. Article includes photographs of and statements by the MBARI R/V Point Lobos and ROV Ventana crew.
Nov 20—Monterey County Herald, “Rocket pad is tested in bay.” Includes a quote from MBARI’s Director of Marine Operations, Steve Etchemendy.
Opened in October—San Jose Tech Museum. Go to the Exploration gallery and explore the Deep Frontier exhibit. In it, you’ll find an interactive exhibit that features MBARI ocean technology, and you’ll see MBARI employees in the Ocean People video.
Oct 26—The Boston Globe, “The moment when life ceased to be microscopic.” Article explores the wonders of midwater organisms and the research of MBARI biologist Bruce Robison.
Oct 21—Friends of Long Marine Lab open-house. MBARI President Marcia McNutt presented “Exploring water space: Mankind’s greatest challenge.”
Oct 19—Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Fish-eye lens,” featuring National Geographic photographer Emory Kristoff who recently collaborated with Mario Tamburri (MBARI post-doctoral fellow) to record images of deep-sea animals.
Oct 18—Denver Post, “Robots to sink to final frontier: Technology aids sea exploration.” Includes a quote from MBARI president Marcia McNutt and biological oceanographer Francisco Chavez.
Oct 5—Time, “Heroes for the Planet,” featuring Sylvia Earle (MBARI adjunct) in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Fall—British Broadcasting System (BBC) airing of “X Creatures: Alien in the Abyss,” a program about the mysterious giant squid featuring MBARI biological oceanographer Bruce Robison, and filmed in part aboard the R/V Point Lobos in Monterey Bay.
Sep 27—CNN, “Heroes for the Planet”, on the Earth Matters show, featuring Sylvia Earle (MBARI adjunct) in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Sep 14—Chemical and Engineering News, “Analyzing the Ocean,” featuring advances in analytical techniques lead by work of MBARI chemical oceanographer Hans Jannasch.
Sep 11—Monterey County Herald, “Down to the Sea,” featuring MBARI and the Monterey Bay Aquarium using ROV Ventana to collect deep-sea animals for exhibit.
Sep 8—San Jose Mercury News, “Plumbing New Depths,” featuring MBARI and the Monterey Bay Aquarium using ROV Ventana to collect deep-sea animals for exhibit.
September issue—Popular Science, “Aliens Below Us,” cover article featuring MBARI biological oceanographer Bruce Robison’s use of MBARI ROVs to study siphonophores and other gelatinous animals in the midwaters of Monterey Bay.
July 10—Science, “Instruments Cast Fresh Eyes on the Sea,” featuring MBARI’s technology development.