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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, which says 25% of its 1.8 million annual visitors are under 18, is adding hands-on exhibits aimed at young people, including toddlers. The 7,000-square-foot Splash Zone, opening Saturday and running for five years, is described as a children's museum inside an aquarium.
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 | 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.
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."
June 6, 2012 | By Mary MacVean
Is anything more confusing for food shoppers than buying fish? Mercury contamination versus omega 3 fatty acids? Farmed? Wild caught? And what's behind price variations of $15 a pound? It's no wonder even savvy shoppers walk away from the fish counter empty-handed. There is no simple advice out there that takes into account health, the environment and economic effects of consumers' fish choices, says Emily Oken, associate professor in population medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
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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