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If it happened here….The legacy of the Exxon Valdez Disaster

MONTEREY, CA – On the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound and in the shadow of the Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, we should pause and reflect … Continue reading

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Sea otters where are you?

“I’ve got a groomer,” Michelle calls out. I look over the top of my binoculars to see which direction she’s pointing, and try to focus in the same way. Nothing but kelp, a few cormorants, and the dizzying rolling of … Continue reading

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Ocean inspiration

Last week the Fish and Game Commission met in Monterey. The Otter Project & Monterey Coastkeeper staff spent the better part of two days in the ballroom of the Beach Resort in Monterey (which sounds more glamorous than it actually is), speaking … Continue reading

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Otter Starz: Featuring Mark Lolik of Monterey Bay Photos

When news of the struggling otter population hits, we get a lot of questions like, “what can people do?” What an opportunity! Unfortunately, it’s a complicated question. The issues that face otters are big. But like all big issues, they … Continue reading

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Why plastic bags should be banned–tragic otter pup photo

Save our Shores from Santa Cruz posted this horrific blog entry yesterday entitled Ever wonder how plastic affects marine animals? It shows a picture taken by local photographer Terry McCormac, of a sea otter frantically struggling to remove a plastic … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Anniversary Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Since opening its doors in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aqaurium has made huge strides by making Cannery Row and the Monterey Peninsula a destination town for tourists, and a powerful vehicle to educate and inspire the entire world about ocean conservation. Continue reading

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