Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) was founded by David Packard. MBARI emphasizes the peer relationship between its scientists and engineers as abasic principle. The mission of MBARI is to become a world-class center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology with the goal of developing better instruments, systems and methods for scientific research in deep waters of the ocean. MBARI studies and investigates cases of unusual deaths of birds, fish and mammals in the ocean ecosystem.

Address
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644
USA
E-mail
pressroom@mbari.org.
Fax
831-775-1620
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Mapping the demise of the dinosaurs

About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The resulting firestorm and global dust cloud caused the extinction of many land ...

Dec 09, 2013 4.9 / 5 (21) 0 | with audio podcast

Feast and famine on the abyssal plain

Animals living on the abyssal plain, miles below the ocean surface, don't usually get much to eat. Their main source of food is "marine snow"—a slow drift of mucus, fecal pellets, and body parts—that ...

Nov 11, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Jellyfish blooms pulse cyclically through time

A surge in jellyfish blooms over the past decade has spawned similar blooms of public fascination with these sea drifters and their apparent saturation of our oceans. Images of fish nets and nuclear-plant ...

Feb 19, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast