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2014-06-14 23:03:07

RPT played a pivotal role in the newly opened Aquarium Inbursa in Mexico City by manufacturing customized R-Cast® acrylic for several state-of-the-art exhibits. Grand Junction, Colorado (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Visitors are now able to explore a new, state-of-the-art aquarium in Mexico City. Aquarium Inbursa, which opened to the public on June 11, is considered to be one of the world’s most advanced aquariums. The facility earned this recognition in part by housing an astounding 230...

MBARI Study Describes Deep-sea Animal Communities On And Around Sunken Shipping Container
2014-05-09 03:31:56

[ Watch The Video: Ecological Assessment Around A Sunken Shipping Container ] Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year. Many of these containers eventually sink to the deep seafloor. In 2004, scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered a lost shipping container almost 1,300 meters (4,200 feet) below the surface of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In the first-ever survey...

2014-03-25 08:20:08

Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes opens April 12, 2014 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium MONTEREY, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Octopuses, squid and cuttlefishes have gripped the human imagination for thousands of years. From the kraken to Cthluhu (ku-thoo-loo), the myths surrounding them live in our collective memory. Now the Monterey Bay Aquarium is opening the largest, most diverse living exhibit ever created to showcase these...

Researchers Count Thousands Of Fish Using A Glass Of Water
2014-01-16 15:08:16

University of Washington A mere glass full of water from Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon Open Sea tank, among the 10 largest aquariums in the world, is all scientists really needed to identify the Pacific Bluefin tuna, dolphinfish and most of the other 13,000 fish swimming there. Researchers also for the first time used DNA from water samples to discern which of the species were most plentiful in the tank. Being able to determine the relative abundance of fish species in a...

WWII-Era Pacific Munitions Dump Site Found To Be Chemical-Free
2013-12-10 07:24:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Between San Francisco and the Mexican border, US nautical charts have shown seven "chemical munitions dumping areas" along the Pacific Coast since World War II. Little to no information is available, however, about the amount, location or nature of the materials dumped at most of these sites. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) described a survey of one supposed deep-water dump site off the coast of...

Great White Sharks Use Stored Liver Oil As Fuel For Long Trips
2013-07-17 18:58:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While not quite as exciting as last week's Sharknado, a report from Stanford University just published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B has revealed new details on how great white sharks can make non-stop voyages that extend 2,500 miles or more. According to the report, the sharks store excess energy after feeding in the form of liver oil, which they can tap into on long trips. "We have a glimpse now of how white sharks come in...


Latest Monterey Bay Aquarium Reference Libraries

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2009-06-18 17:50:06

The Pacific Sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens, also referred to as the West Coast sea nettle is a sea nettle. Sea nettles are a common variation of true jellyfish (scyphozoan) that are found in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Sea nettle is mostly found near the cost of California to Alaska (and maybe to Japan also), although the species was originally reported far offshore in the North Pacific. Because of human influences near the coastal regions some believe that the Pacific Sea nettle...

Leopard Shark, Triakis semifasciata
2009-01-20 20:40:18

The Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata) is a species of hound shark found in the coastal waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, along the coast of North America from Oregon to Baja California. Its habitat is rocky areas, rocky reefs, kelp beds, sandy areas and under piers. Tagging has revealed that stock is mostly resident in San Francisco Bay. However, about 10 percent of the population migrate further out into the ocean seasonally. They swim mainly at depths of 10 to 250 feet. They prefer...

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