March 25, 2014 |
Deep-dwelling sea creatures, and the cultures that love them. That could be the tagline for a new show set to open next month at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif. It combines live specimens of squid, octopus and other little-seen cephalopods with examples of ancient pottery and modern literature that reflect the cultural bond humans have had with these sea dwellers for centuries. Giant Pacific octopus, Hawaiian bobtail squid, chambered nautilus, wunderpus and other species will be rotating through "Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefish.
April 9, 1996 |
If you and yours are interested observers of natural world phenomena--and if you want to see something truly astounding--don't miss "Jellies and Other Ocean Drifters," a new home video narrated by Leonard Nimoy and created by Sea Studios and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Research Institute.
September 20, 2000
Calamari, catfish and crab are OK to eat, Chilean sea bass, orange roughy and swordfish are not. Wild salmon is OK, farmed salmon is not. It's tough to keep track of what's environmentally correct at the seafood counter these days, but who better than the Monterey Bay Aquarium to help?
July 30, 1990 |
A female seven-gill shark, believed to be the largest ever captured, has been taken to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where officials hope she will give birth. The 9-foot, 10-inch shark, weighing approximately 350 pounds, was caught at an undisclosed location "off the North Coast," aquarium Supervisor Scott Nygren said. Officials believe the shark, named Eve, is pregnant but they are apprehensive about conducting blood or ultrasound tests to confirm it.
January 27, 2010 |
Target Corp. said Tuesday that it had eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen and smoked seafood sections at stores nationwide. This decision includes national brands and Target's own Archer Farms and Market Pantry labels. All salmon sold under Target-owned brands will now be wild-caught Alaskan salmon; the company also said sushi made with farm-raised salmon would be made with wild-caught salmon by the end of the year. The discount giant said it wanted to ensure that its salmon was "sourced in a sustainable way that helps to preserve abundance, species health and doesn't harm local habitats."
March 19, 1987 |
Seeking to end an argument between the popular Monterey Bay Aquarium and some merchant-neighbors on Cannery Row, the Monterey City Council has decided to limit the number of people who may attend aquarium functions on Friday and Saturday nights. The modest curbs, approved late Tuesday, will chiefly affect the aquarium's fund-raising and members-only nights, but will last only as long as it takes to build a new four-level, 1,007-space parking garage in the area.
October 18, 2009 |
THE BEST WAY TO MONTEREY It's about 320 miles (5 1/2 hours) from downtown Los Angeles to Monterey. From LAX, American, United and US Airways offer nonstop service to Monterey; restricted round-trip fares begin at $148. WHERE TO STAY The Clement Monterey , 750 Cannery Row, Monterey; (831) 375-4500, www.intercontinental.com. This upscale waterfront hotel, part of the InterContinental chain, has 208 rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, modest lap pool and kids' club, all a block from the aquarium.
September 6, 2011 |
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has another young great white shark on exhibit . It was found Aug. 18 off Marina del Rey. The aquarium says it hopes this one will remain on exhibit for several months before returning it to the sea . . . . Coronado holds a free art walk Sept 17-18 at the ferry landing and at Spreckels Park, part of San Diego's Arts Month . . . . Be sure to top off that rental car. USA Today reports that ...