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Ocean action: We're pushing to ban plastic microbeads: Urgent action needed! California’s bid to lead the nation in reducing microplastic pollution in the ocean faces last-minute industry opposition. The bill’s fate will be decided today. Show More Summary
When exposed to air mussel shells may look lifeless, but under water they come alive. The shells open slightly and tiny hairs, or cilia, draw in water carrying tiny particles of food. To collect enough food to survive, a mussel filters two to three quarts (about two to three liters) of water an hour! More on California mussels: http://bit.ly/1LAgZA8
Your support is part of the conservation success story of Monterey Bay that is the heart of ?#?BigBlueLive?! By supporting the Aquarium’s Conservation & Science programs you help us protect the future of the ocean by inspiring visitors, saving animals, sharing discoveries, transforming markets and changing minds. Join us in protecting the future of the ocean
Otter 696: A pup grows up Pup 696 has come a long way since staff with our Sea Otter Program rescued him six months ago under perilous conditions. He’s just been weaned from his surrogate mother, Rosa, and is on the road to release.Show More Summary
Did you see the first episode of ?#?BigBlueLive? last night? Let us know what you think–we give it 5 stars! Catch the next episode tonight on pbstv or streaming online: http://mbayaq.co/1UkCiwY
I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies: Did you know jellyfish don’t have bones, brains, teeth or blood? Get ready for more fun with Joe!
What would the world be like if you’re taste buds were on the outside of your mouth? Mostly a bottom-dweller, a white sturgeon spends its time rummaging on the seafloor for food. Its taste buds, along with barbels (feelers) under the sturgeon’s snout, help the fish select food, and a toothless mouth sucks it up. Learn more
Big Blue Live: The adventure begins tomorrow! After three amazing days on BBCOne, ?#?BigBlueLive? airs LIVE on PBS Aug. 31-Sept. 2. at 8–9 p.m. ET & 8–9 p.m. PT! Tune in for nature’s greatest reality show, anchored from open-air studios on the bay and right here at the Aquarium! Learn more
Kim Fulton-Bennett: Uncovering the ocean's deep secrets: The vast majority of animals in the bay, and in the ocean as a whole, live below the surface. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has studied this mysterious realm for almost 30 years. ? Read the story
The Ruin and Rise of Monterey Bay Sardines, Steinbeck and the story of Monterey Bay featured on It’s Okay To Be Smart from PBS! ?#?BigBlueLive?
Lisa Emanuelson: Citizen science keeps the Sanctuary healthy: In the latest of our series of in-depth stories about Monterey Bay, we hear from Lisa Emanuelson, coordinator of volunteer programs focused on protecting wildlife in the Monterey...Show More Summary
Matt Baker gets suckered by an octopus - Big Blue Live: Episode 2 Preview - BBC One: We brought in a new enrichment for our Giant Pacific Octopuses: a @BBCOne presenter! :D Matt Baker earns his octopus hickeys while exploring behind the scenes for #BigBlueLive, which premiers on @PBS Monday, August 31.
Our penguin chick enjoying his new home in the Splash Zone Ohlone just graduated from being cared for behind the scenes to joining our colony of African blackfooted penguins in our Splash Zone exhibit. Splish splash: Ohlone dives under...Show More Summary
The hardest part is saying goodbye… We love caring for stranded sea otter pups but our goal is always to return them to the wild. We’ve cared for over 700 sea otter pups and adults through our Sea Otter Program. Here’s how you can ...
“Gaze into a tide pool and you’ll see all of life’s complexity, shrunken down to size. From the soft anemones waving sticky tentacles, to spiny sea urchins, to hard-shelled mussels, with crabs and gobies wedged in between, every square...Show More Summary
Chew on this: Learn about how we feed the hammerhead sharks in our Open Sea exhibit.: Got sharks coming to dinner? Not to worry, our aquarists share how they make tasty, nutritious treats for our scalloped hammerheads in our latest podcast.
In our latest installment of stories about the life of Monterey Bay, Kristen Weiss, from The Center for Ocean Solutions, talks about the health of the bay and how it’s deeply tied to sea otters, kelp and sea urchins. All week we’llShow More Summary
Aquarium visitors and residents at the Open Sea exhibit Our Open Sea exhibit provides a window into the blue-water ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean. Apex predators like sharks and tuna glide past sea turtles, mackerel, and shimmering schools of sardines. Show More Summary
Julia Platt and the rebirth of Monterey Bay Monterey Bay is one of the greatest wildlife conservation success stories on the planet. Learn how it all started in our latest Conservation & Science blog. All week we’ll be featuring in-depth...Show More Summary
The view on-board a blue whale, Episode 1, Big Blue Live - BBC One: So that’s what it looks like when you attach a camera to a blue whale!?#?BigBlueLive? begins on BBC One today, and airs on PBS Aug. 31-Sept. 2.