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Andrew
03-17-2005, 01:20 PM
MBA release/newsletter

Monterey Bay Aquarium "Sea Notes" April 2005

Welcome to Sea Notes, your monthly email update from the Monterey
Bay Aquarium

1. EXHIBIT NEWS: MARINE MAMMAL STATION, ART INSTALLATION, WHITE SHARK
Our Marine Mammal Discovery Station has a new look and a new
location. It's been outfitted with a video screen, where the
volunteer guide can show you beautiful clips of marine mammals
and some of the behaviors that help them survive in the wild.
You'll find it near the sea otter exhibit, close to the main Gift
and Bookstore.

Artist Lisa Esherick's whimsical paintings depicting the magic
and "theatre" of a visit to the aquarium are on display through
April 4. You can find "People Looking at Fish Looking at People
Looking," a series of three large paintings, near the Kelp
Forest exhibit.

You can follow weekly updates on the white shark; visit our white
shark research page for more details.
http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/whiteshark.asp

Visit What's New on our web site to learn about new arrivals in
our exhibits.
http://www.mbayaq.org/news/

2. ON OUR WEB SITE: NEW EDUCATOR NEWSLETTER, SEA SEARCHERS
HANDBOOK, SPRING BREAK ITINERARIES
This spring, we'll launch a new newsletter on our web site
specifically for educators. Sign up to receive an email reminder
when the newsletter is published.
http://www.mbayaq.org/lc/teachers_place/newsletter.asp

Now available on our web site in PDF format is our Sea Searchers
Handbook, which provides a treasure of science and art activities
for classrooms and families. Explore rocky shores, wetlands,
sandy shores, kelp forests, the open sea and the deep sea and
enjoy over 90 hands-on activities.
http://www.mbayaq.org/lc/teachers_place/resources_seasearchers.asp

To help you and your family plan a whole day or weekend around
your aquarium visit, we've put together some fun "roadmaps" for
exciting ways to experience the area in and around Monterey and
on your way from San Francisco.
http://www.mbayaq.org/vi/springbreak.asp

3. PROMOTIONS & EVENTS: EARTH DAY, DIA DEL NIŅO, FAMILY TIME

Earth Day, April 23, Saturday
Our Student Oceanography Club will have conservation exhibits and
activities for you as we celebrate Earth Day 2005. Stop by our
Discovery Labs when you visit.

Dia del Niņo, April 24, Sunday
Come celebrate children and families at the aquarium. Children
age 12 and under will be admitted free all day. We're planning
crafts, activities and Latin American performances throughout the
aquarium.

Cooking for Solutions, May 20-21, Friday-Saturday
This year's annual Cooking for Solutions celebration features
honored chef Martin Yan, special guest John Cleese and 14 of
America's greatest chefs.

Jazz at the Aquarium, June 18, Saturday
Our premiere musical event, Jazz at the Aquarium is a showcase
for talented musicians who perform in front of our most
spectacular exhibits. It's a night to enjoy and remember for our
members and their guests.

Family Time Coupon
Visit now and take advantage of our special family time coupon
offer-$49.95 for two adults and two children (ages 3 thru 17).
It's available only through our web site, and only through May 31,
2005.
http://www.mbayaq.org/vi/vi_aquarium/vi_aq_coupon.asp

We offer special promotions, family events and savings throughout
the year.
http://www.mbayaq.org/vi/vi_aquarium/vi_aq_promotions.asp

Check our online calendar for details and more events.
http://www.mbayaq.org/vi/vi_aquarium/vi_aq_calendar.asp

4. CONSERVATION IN ACTION: TAGGING OF PACIFIC PELAGICS (TOPP)
ONLINE
Blue whales, pink-footed shearwaters and yellowfin tuna have more
in common than colorful names; all belong to a multi-species
spectrum of animals being fitted with high-tech data collecting
devices as part of a cutting-edge research program, Tagging of
Pacific Pelagics (TOPP).

A partnership between the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hopkins Marine
Laboratory (Stanford University) and Long Marine Laboratory
(University of California, Santa Cruz), TOPP explores the
northeastern Pacific's ecosystems from the perspective of its
inhabitants. The sophisticated TOPP tags allow individuals from
22 species of marine predators to become "oceanographers" that
sample their ocean habitat while moving in it. TOPP scientists
tag a variety of vertebrate species including fishes, sharks,
whales, pinnipeds, seabirds, sea turtles, as well as one large
invertebrate, the Humboldt squid.

TOPP's education and outreach team is building a new web site
where you can learn more about the project and follow the
wanderings of several species throughout the Pacific. Like the
scientists, you can discover key migration corridors and where
these animals feed and breed. The new web site launches in April,
in
time for Earth Day.
http://www.toppcensus.org

5. FREE OFFERS: SHARK POSTER, GIFT & BOOKSTORE DISCOUNT, SEA
NETTLES WALLPAPER
This month's Sea Notes specials include coupons for a free shark
poster and discount offer at our Gift & Bookstores and free
wallpaper of our beautiful sea nettles.
http://www.mbayaq.org/vi/vi_seanotes/vi_seanotes_specials.asp

*******
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a non-profit institution. Our
mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans. You can support
our many education programs and marine research projects by:

- Becoming a member or making an online donation.
http://www.mbayaq.org/md/

- Sending a conservation-oriented electronic postcard to friends.
http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_se/se_vwl_help.asp

We welcome your thoughts and comments.
(equarist@mbayaq.org)

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