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2011-05-23 09:56:04

New robotic labs are now going mobile to collect ocean samples It looks a lot like a garbage can-"“but it's actually a fully functioning laboratory, thrown overboard, to analyze water samples in the open ocean. One day, a machine like it might tell us whether a beach is safe for swimming or water is clean enough to drink. The so-called "Lab in a Can" is nicknamed ESP. "The ESP is the Environmental Sample Processor. It is an instrument that collects water, allows you to extract...

2011-05-11 00:00:28

It's Monterey's 241st birthday and the city is celebrating on June 4 with La Merienda "“ Spanish for afternoon picnic or mid-day meal "“ sponsored by the Monterey History and Art Association. Monterey (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 It's Monterey's 241st birthday and the city is celebrating on June 4 with La Merienda "“ Spanish for afternoon picnic or mid-day meal "“ sponsored by the Monterey History and Art Association. The party that typically attracts about 500 people will...

2011-05-11 00:00:28

The National Steinbeck Center, located at One Main Street in Salinas, unveils its 2011 Steinbeck Festival: Friends and Foes, to be held from August 4-7, 2011, in Salinas, on Monterey's Cannery Row and in Cities of Letters around the world. Salinas, California (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 The National Steinbeck Center, located at One Main Street in Salinas, unveils its 2011 Steinbeck Festival: Friends and Foes, to be held from August 4-7, 2011, in Salinas, on Monterey's Cannery Row and in Cities of...

2011-04-20 17:04:00

BIG SUR, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring means renewal, and where better to spike the senses than Big Sur, TripAdvisor's® #7 Best U.S. Destination (Traveler's Choice, 2010) sporting 90 miles of iconic outback from Carmel to San Luis Obispo. Just in time for tourism season, Scenic Highway 1 is scheduled to officially reopened April 21, 2011 following a March 16, 2011 slide and road closure south of Carmel. Top stops from Point Sur Lighthouse Station to...

2011-04-14 15:35:00

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local business leaders - including the owners and staff of Carmel Bay Company - are putting some teeth in this famed seaside tourist destination's reputation as the dog friendliest town in the country. A "casting call" has gone out to Carmel's dogs, lured by a chance to have their mug shot included in photographer Andrew Grant's next installment of his "Rover" collection of coffee table books picturing pooches. Part of...

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2011-04-14 13:57:09

Recently discovered worm with bone-eating lifestyle not exclusive to whale carcasses A new study led by a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is painting a more complete picture of an extraordinary sea worm that makes its living in the depths of the ocean on the bones of dead animals. Discovered fewer than 10 years ago off Monterey, Calif., but since identified in other oceans, the flower-like marine "boneworms," or Osedax, have been documented mainly living upon...

2011-04-12 07:00:00

Scenic Highway 1 Southbound to Big Sur Set to Reopen Soon MONTEREY, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring spells renewal in Monterey County, with its potent mix of fresh ocean breezes, prime Pacific sunsets and crisp snap of Monterey pine to jump-start the senses. Verdant and visual, this region also boasts the top trekking for wild flower enthusiasts with 25 state and national parks, including the newest edition -- Fort Ord Dunes State Park. Add a wealth of cultural...

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...

2011-02-02 00:00:43

Pebble Beach Resorts Will Host Its Sixth U.S. Open Championship in 2019 During its Centennial Celebration. Pebble Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Pebble Beach Company have officially completed their agreement for Pebble Beach Golf Links to host the 2019 U.S. Open Championship. The signing of this agreement follows the June 2010 initial announcement of the award, and it marks an important milestone leading up to the 119th U.S. Open and the...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'