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2012-03-11 07:00:00

Monterey Bay California vacation rentals & home swaps are in high demand on http://www.bobzio.com. Bobzio.com is offering free listings to Monterey Bay California vacation rental owners and other high demand resort locations. Owners get high end perk package with each listing at no cost. Monterey Bay, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2012 Monterey Bay California Vacation Rentals are in high demand on http://www.bobzio.com. Bobzio.com is a co-op of vacation rental owners, home exchanges and...

California Biologist Charged With Feeding Killer Whales
2012-01-06 13:39:44

A California marine biologist and whale-watching tour operator has been charged with violating a federal law that prohibits disturbing killer whales in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Associated Press reports that on Wednesday, charges were brought against Nancy Black saying that she had violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which, among other things, makes it illegal to feed marine mammals such as dolphins, sea lions and whales. Ms. Black, who owns and operates...

2011-04-02 00:00:03

Portola Hotel & Spa, located on the Monterey Bay waterfront near Fisherman's Wharf, is proud to announce its most recent hotel promotion "“ the Girlfriends Spa Getaway Package. This offer provides guests with an opportunity to relax in the serene surroundings of the Monterey Peninsula while enjoying newly renovated and elegantly appointed rooms and suites. Monterey Bay, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 Portola Hotel & Spa, one of central California's premier coastal...

2011-02-15 07:00:00

iPhone and Android Application Helps Plan and Enhances Monterey County Vacations MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Techie travelers can download a new mobile application, "Explore Monterey," to put the very best of Monterey County at their fingertips. "Explore Monterey" will be a mobile platform for the destination's official visitors guide and provide county-wide information spanning Moss Landing to Big Sur. The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau...

2011-01-22 00:00:39

Portola Hotel & Spa, located on the Monterey Bay waterfront near Fisherman's Wharf, is proud to announce its earning of the Silver LEED® Certification "“ becoming the first "green" hotel in Central California. This Monterey Peninsula Hotel is the third hotel in California and sixth hotel in the U.S. to attain this high level in the "Existing Building" category. Monterey Bay, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 Setting the bar for environmentally-conscious hotels in Central...

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2010-12-07 08:05:00

Dead whales that sink down to the seafloor provide a feast for deep-sea animals that can last for years. Previous research suggested that such "whale falls" were homes for unique animals that lived nowhere else. However, after sinking five whale carcasses in Monterey Canyon, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) found that most of the animals at these sites were not unique to whale falls, but were common in other deep-sea environments as well. Nonetheless, the...

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2010-11-03 08:59:30

Over the past decade, the undersea robots known as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have become increasingly important in oceanographic research. Today's AUVs fall into two groups: 1) propeller-driven vehicles that can travel fast and carry lots of instruments, but are limited to expeditions of only a few days; and 2) "gliders," which can stay at sea for weeks or even months at a time, but cannot travel very quickly. MBARI engineers recently demonstrated a new super-efficient AUV that...

2010-08-13 13:11:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Earth has organized a very unique fundraiser, which is scheduled to start in the middle of August at the famous Monterey Bay, located on California's Central Pacific Ocean Coast. Monterey Bay, with its pristine world-renowned and bio-diverse waters, was chosen as the fundraiser's kick-off point. The National Marine Sanctuary Program manages these waters along with the help from many concerned and active local residents, who...


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2012-04-03 19:15:23

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with age of each individual, consisting mainly of eight long dark arms, and...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.