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March 25, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
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.
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?
January 27, 2010 | By Andrea Chang
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."
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.
July 30, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
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.
August 6, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A young great white shark held by researchers in an undersea pen off Malibu for nearly a week had begun to feed before being released to the ocean, officials said. Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers have video -- shot from the surface and underwater -- of the 1-year-old female eating salmon filets Sunday afternoon. It marked the first time a great white shark has been confirmed feeding in a captive environment, aquarium spokesman Ken Peterson said.
August 3, 2003 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
A young great white shark captured last week outside Ventura Harbor has refused to feed and will be released, researchers said Saturday. The 1-year-old female, now housed in a 5-million-gallon pen north of Malibu, will be let go Monday or Tuesday. Attempts have been made to feed her mackerel, sardines and salmon filets. Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers have been studying the 77-pound shark in the underwater pen to determine whether it could be publicly displayed.
March 19, 1987 | Special to The Times
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.
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