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Ken Peterson
Interests: penguins, sharks, sea otters, seahorses, kelp forests -- in fact all marine life, from the largest and most charismatic to obscure ocean invertebrates. we're also great believers in the power of individuals, working together, to build the kind of world they want to live in.
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We're saddened to announce that the young great white shark we released on October 25 off the coast of southern California has died. This is a very difficult day for all of us at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Sea Notes
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The sixth great white shark we've exhibited is back in the wild. The Monterey Bay Aquarium husbandry team released the shark about two miles offshore of the Goleta pier north of Santa Barbara, shortly after 1 p.m. today. According to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Sea Notes
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The sixth great white shark ever exhibited at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is on his way back to the wild. The young male shark brought to Monterey on August 31 is being transported to ocean waters south of Point Conception... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Sea Notes
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Sharks & shark conservation advocates worldwide are one step from a major victory after Tuesday's vote in the California state Senate to ban the trade in shark fins. But it's not a done deal until Gov. Jerry Brown signs AB... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Sea Notes
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Excellent news out of Sacramento, where legislation to ban the shark fin trade in California cleared an important hurdle. On Thursday, the state Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 for AB 376, which would outlaw the import, sale and possession of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Sea Notes
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If you ever doubted that life on Earth is all connected, in ways more mysterious than we can fathom, consider the salmon, the redwood and the grizzly bear. For good measure, toss in a bottle of wine. Their fates are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Sea Notes
For the sheer fun of it: musicians with Mariachi Connecticut serenade Juno, a beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. The musicians were performing at a wedding. Now -- understandably -- the video's going viral. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Sea Notes
When he's not playing emo-rocker Dylan on the Emmy Award-winning show Modern Family, actor Reid Ewing sometimes stars online in offbeat Reid*ing videos. Recently he paid a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here's the result: Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Sea Notes
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Two tales of great white shark research: One that the researchers will be talking about for a LONG time, one involving our white shark team that you can check out during Discovery Channel's Shark Week on July 31. In South... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Sea Notes
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Sharks -- and ocean ecosystems -- are winning big victories these days. It's not a minute too soon. The United States has banned shark finning in U.S. waters. It's a wasteful practice that involves catching sharks just for their fins,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Sea Notes
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Sharks -- and healthy oceans -- won a big victory on Monday, May 23. That's when the California State Assembly, on a final vote of 65-8, passed a bill that bans the possession and sale of shark fins in the... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Sea Notes
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Golden State voters have a soft spot for sharks. That's the finding of a new poll commissioned by Monterey Bay Aquarium to gauge support for legislation that would ban the sale, possession and trade of shark fins in California. The... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Sea Notes
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One year later, from the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, the horrific images of the BP blowout seem like a distant memory. Media stories talk of recovery, though it will be decades before we understand the true impacts of this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at Sea Notes
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program is the undisputed No. 1 source for anyone who wants to make ocean-friendly seafood choices. Now we're Droid-ready, with a new free app that puts our recommendations at your fingertips wherever you go.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Sea Notes
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Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Japan -- and for us especially with colleagues at our two sister aquariums: Tokyo Sea Life Park and Aquamarine Fukushima. The good news is that there was apparently no loss of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Sea Notes
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It's been quite the week for sustainable seafood news -- which makes it quite a good week for healthy oceans. Start with the big news: Costco (huge retailer) and Sodexo (huge food service company) both made significant commitments to stop... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Sea Notes
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A lot of folks have been checking out the latest news about our two new penguin chicks. And why not? They're incredibly cute (the penguins, not the blog entries -- though the stories do feature great photos of the two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at Sea Notes
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There was news about climate change and the Antarctic ice sheet last week, and it doesn't bode well if you love penguins or own oceanfront property. (Or believe that climate change isn't happening at a rapid clip.) Oceanographer Doug Martinson... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Sea Notes
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There aren't many dull days for a doctor whose patients include great white sharks, sea otters, sandpipers and bluefin tuna. And Dr. Mike Murray, staff veterinarian at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, wouldn't have it any other way. For the past... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at Sea Notes
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Christmas came early in California with Wednesday's decision by the Fish and Game Commission approving a strong network of marine protected areas (MPAs) off the southern California coast. Creating protected areas that preserve critical pieces of coastal ecosystems, as well... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at Sea Notes
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program has long been the go-to source for consumers and businesses looking for ocean-friendly seafood. Now we're literally putting sustainable seafood on the map. Project FishMap, a newly launched feature of our award-winning Seafood... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Sea Notes
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Beautiful photos of ocean creatures, with a seasonal flavor. Thanks to Environmental Graffiti for the feature, and Dr. Richard Kirby, a Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, for creating the book Ocean Drifters from which the images... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Sea Notes
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Adult great white sharks have a fearsome reputation as predators on seals, sea lions and the occasional dead whale. Younger great whites do not, sticking to a diet of small fishes, rays and other sharks. Now researchers think they know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Sea Notes
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One of my favorite quotes comes from John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts in The Log from the Sea of Cortez: "And it is a strange thing that most of the feeling we call religious, most of the mystical outcrying which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Sea Notes
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A city that grows just like a lily floating on the water. A city of the equatorial region where sunlight is plentiful and the impact of typhoons is minimal. A carbon-negative city that absorbs CO2 like a plant. Fantasy? Perhaps.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Sea Notes