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Director’s Note M O N T E R E Y B A Y

Ocean Policy A Q U A R I U M

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Our colony of African blackfooted penguins has a new, larger exhibit in Splash Zone: Ocean Homes. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.

– Kahlil Gibran

Director’s Note

Julie Packard Executive Director

It’s going to be lively at the Aquarium this summer, if the early reactions to our new Splash Zone exhibit are any indication. The excitement that greeted the original galleries when they first opened now fills the entire second floor.
I’m thrilled to see the energy around the larger penguin exhibit, the touch pool and the many interactive experiences in our new Enchanted Kelp Forest gallery. It’s great to watch families having fun together, which is what an Aquarium visit is all about. Something else is happening, too. Encounters with live animals touch kids in ways that will make a difference for the oceans, for years to come. It’s exciting to begin seeing the results. For example, we have two remarkable young people who are truly champions of the oceans as participants in our Official Explorers program. Ayla Besemer of Boulder, Colorado and Simon Willig of Redwood City are creating a Save Our Seas presentation that other kids can give to schools and youth groups nationwide. They’re passionate about getting their peers engaged in saving the oceans and they’re turning their passion into reality – field-testing the details and preparing to roll out the program in final form. Ayla and Simon are two students who were motivated to action through their relationship with the Aquarium. Our new Splash Zone gives us even more opportunities to expand our work to connect children and their families with the oceans. Our Splash Zone/Head Start partnership has reached 15,000 people throughout the Monterey Bay region. Who knows which of them will be the next ocean leaders? People find inspiration and take action through many Aquarium programs. We’ve turned thousands of young visitors into Underwater Explorers for a day during our SCUBA programs. High school students in the Pajaro Valley are studying aquatic ecosystems as part of our Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats partnership. Other teens are making connections and gaining selfesteem through our Young Women in Science program. Thank you for making all of this possible – from the new Splash Zone galleries to these critical education programs. With your help, we’re changing the way young people connect with ocean life. Together, we’re sowing seeds that we’ll harvest for generations to come.


Center for the Future of the Oceans
A healthier ocean and coast
by Michael Sutton This year’s Ocean Policy Report Card delivered good news for California and notso-good news for much of the nation. The annual evaluation on progress toward healthy oceans, issued by the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, gave the federal government an overall grade of C, up from C– in 2007. State and regional efforts earned an A–, with California singled out as a national leader in ocean protection. Still, as initiative co-chair Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff and member of the Aquarium’s board of trustees, lamented: “This report card tells us that for what I consider an A grade crisis in our oceans, it is being met by a C grade effort in Washington.” We’re committed to an A+ effort. With your help, we’re achieving A+ results. Creation of marine protected areas off the Central Coast last year was the first step in our long-term campaign to establish a meaningful network of protected areas the length of the California coast. We’re now working to win approval for a strong network in coastal waters north of Monterey Bay – the state’s next priority. The superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has also agreed that it’s time to start a process to create a complementary set of protected areas in federal waters. We’ll keep you posted on our progress, and enlist your help at critical points when you can make a difference. We need your help on another issue affecting marine sanctuaries nationwide: reauthorization by Congress of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. The Act could be much stronger, notably by giving sanctuary managers greater authority to protect fisheries as part of healthy ocean ecosystems. Why does this matter? Because a growing body of international science demonstrates that fully protected marine reserves help restore depleted ocean waters beyond their boundaries. There’s new evidence of this from the Channel Islands, off southern California. Scientists recently found that some species were quick to respond and thrive inside reserves established in 2003, and that abundance within reserves is spilling over into surrounding waters. In all our efforts to safeguard the oceans and its wildlife, we rely on your support. If you’re not a member of our Ocean Action Team, I hope you’ll join us now. There will be many opportunities in the months ahead to stand up and speak out for the oceans. You can learn more at

Woolly sculpin - Clinocottus analis
Young woolly sculpins are typically found in small, shallow tidepools with lots of algae, while adults usually occupy large open pools. During high tide, these fish move toward shore into more turbulent waters. As the tide ebbs they retreat back to calmer tidepools. They have a remarkable homing ability to return to the same pools day after day.

Fringes and bristles fuzz their outline, letting them blend in with the algae in their tide pool habitats.

The blood plasma of woolly sculpins is a deep green, thanks to biliverdin, a chemical produced when hemoglobin degrades. In most animals this chemical breaks down to near nothingness, but for unknown reasons, in this species does not.

Michael Sutton is vice president and director of our Center for the Future of the Oceans.

Mysteries of the Deep
Research notes from MBARI
by Kim Fulton–Bennett What is the value of a clean ocean? Is it a day at the beach? Is it all of the fish brought into Monterey Harbor in a year? Some of these questions are easier to answer than others but, they are all worth asking. Answering them is the daily work of Judith Kildow. Like many researchers, Kildow and her staff spend a lot of time crunching data on their computers. But their data, instead of coming from robot submarines or oceanographic instruments, come from federal and state government agencies. A wide variety of agencies keep track of oceanrelated jobs and income from activities such as tourism, fisheries, and oil and gas development. But Kildow’s National Ocean Economics Program is the first organization to compile all this information in one place. Far from being just facts and figures, her work can help decision makers solve realworld problems. As Kildow says, “These data help us understand how the health of the coastal ocean is related to the health of the U.S. economy, as well as the economies of coastal communities. For example, we can find out which areas are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards such as hurricanes, tsunamis or even harmful algal blooms.” Kildow also works with other MBARI scientists who are studying issues of national and even global importance, such as the increasing acidity of the ocean. Her role is to look at their results and ask these questions: What are the implications of this work for our society? What are some of the possible economic and social effects of this research? What are the key findings from this research that politicians need to know in order to make better decisions? Kildow and her staff are passionate about helping the public, as well as decision makers, understand the broader implications of scientific research. “With all the changes we are causing in the oceans, our society is facing some serious ethical dilemmas and we must understand the trade-offs inherent in our decisions,” Kildow notes. “We need to increase the visibility of relevant marine research findings and connect science with the policy-making process.” To learn the value of fish caught at Monterey Harbor, visit the National Ocean Economics Program at And be sure to join us for the MBARI Open House on July 19. For details go to

Woolly sculpins come in a variety of colors, ranging from gray-green to brown to reddish, with white, yellow or pink markings.

Perched like birds in “branches” of algae, woolly sculpins become one with the shrubbery with their excellent camouflage. This species is common in waters off the Central Coast south to central Baja California. While some have been observed as deep as 60 feet, the woolly sculpin’s natural home is the rough and tumble rocky shore habitat, especially tide pools.

Kim Fulton-Bennett is a communications associate for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. 5

Tropical animals like the longfin bannerfish and moray eels return to the Coral Reef Kingdom where visitors delight in these colorful displays.

New interactive exhibits enhance the complete redesign of the k the animals that live in this rich habitat, from the top of the k

Splash Zone: Coral Reef Ocean Homes Kingdom
The new Splash Zone: Ocean Homes offers engaging experiences that complement a fanciful array of live animals. The expanded exhibit introduces visitors to three ocean habitats: the Coral Reef Kingdom, Enchanted Kelp Forest and Rugged Rocky Shore. All three galleries combined nearly double the area for families to play and learn together. The magic returns to the Coral Reef Kingdom in colorful exhibits featuring your favorite animals and several exciting new ones. We welcome back ethereal leafy sea dragons and introduce their cousins the weedy sea dragons.

We have pot-bellied seahorses again and, for the first time, White’s seahorses. Also new are both splendid and spotted garden eels, many varieties of colorful nudibranchs, California moray eels, spiny lobsters and pharaoh cuttlefish. The popular Coral Reef Play area also returns. Costumes, ride-on sea creatures, water play toys and a giant clam chair invite children to come and imagine themselves at home in a tropical coral reef.

Enchanted Kelp Forest
You’ll find the biggest changes in the Enchanted Kelp Forest. New exhibits and games, along with models of marine life, a more dynamic touch pool and walk-through kelp canopy will immerse you in the kelp forest environment. You’ll learn about the animals that live in this rich habitat, from the sheltering kelp canopy down to the haven of the holdfast.


The popular blackfooted penguins return to their new and larger Rugged Rocky Shore home. Across the way you’ll find their feathered friends, the common murres.

kelp galleries. In the Enchanted Kelp Forest, you’ll learn about kelp canopy down to the haven of the holdfast.

One highlight that’s sure to be a big favorite is a 42-footlong touch pool where families can gather together for close encounters with sea creatures and plants. An underwater camera also offers closer views on a monitor overhead. Across from the touch pool, children can race each other to “grow” giant kelp, solve a mystery about why kelp isn’t thriving and find camouflaged animals on a light-up mural. Kids will love the 25-foot-long, crawl-through model of a kelp holdfast that lets them explore

this underwater shelter (without getting wet). Inside the 10 times life-size model they can touch the colorful ridges of oversized sea bugs, see the hairy arms of brittle stars and encounter an exhibit that’s home to a living red octopus. “We want this gallery to reflect the richness of the kelp forest environment,” says Senior Exhibit Developer Jenny Sayre Ramberg. “That’s why you’ll find a wide variety of live and interactive exhibits that take you into this intricate world.”

Rugged Rocky Shore
Of course, Splash Zone wouldn’t be complete without our blackfooted penguins. They’ve returned to a larger exhibit complete with a pop-in

window and flat-screen video monitors to improve your view during the feeding shows. “The original exhibit was a special place for families,” says Jenny Sayre. “We hope you’ll find even more to love in the new Splash Zone.”

Thank You, Members and Donors. Splash Zone connects children to the wonders of the oceans and is critical to inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. Your generous support helped make Splash Zone possible and furthers our education, research and policy initiatives. We’re deeply grateful.


Membership in the Ocean Action Team, our community of ocean advocates, doubled last year to over 10,000 people. You helped us on a number of issues: marine protected areas, marine debris prevention and sea otter conservation. There’s more to come in the year ahead.

Mushroom soft coral Anthomastus ritteri

Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas

Do you long to see deep sea animals? We recently returned from an expedition into the Monterey submarine canyon and brought back a few mushroom soft corals, basket stars and California king crabs. Look for them in the brittle star exhibit and the crab exhibit in the Sandy Seafloor Gallery.

What’s New
In early February we released our third white shark, which was on exhibit for five months. We fitted the healthy young male with two electronic tags: one relays near real-time data and the other will collect detailed information through early July, when the tag will detach and report back to scientists.

Browse our new Sea Notes blog at for the latest news on the ocean’s creatures and features. You’ll find everything from our comments on high levels of mercury in sushi to a tale of an octopus that’s become very attached to Mr. Potato Head.

White shark release

We recently introduced a few new sevengill sharks into the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit; each is near or over seven feet long. To make room for the newcomers, we’ve returned other sevengills to Northern California waters. Look for the new sharks roaming the hourglass-shaped exhibit.

Broadnose sevengill shark Notorynchus cepedianus


Northern sea nettle Chrysaora melanaster Jellies: Living Art will close on September 1, making this summer your last chance to groove to the beat and beauty of this awardwinning special exhibition. You helped us create Jellies. When we asked what you’d like to see in a new exhibit on jellies, you said a celebration of their ethereal beauty. We responded by commissioning works of art in a variety of media that complemented the stunning simplicity of these fascinating invertebrates. Our aquarists searched for the most dazzling exotic jellies from all over the world like the blue jelly, Mediterranean jelly, flower hat jelly and spotted comb jelly - and the result was magic. Jellies: Living Art made news, made history and held us all in wonder. Experience it once again this summer before it closes.

Underwater Explorers Daily: June 14 – September 1 Time: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. (90-minute program) Ages: 8 to 13 yrs. Member Fee: $59 General Public Fee: $79, plus Aquarium admission Kids can get a fish-eye view of marine life as they don masks, regulators and drysuits and take the plunge in our Great Tide Pool for a surface SCUBA experience. Our certified dive staff will assist participants in the water and introduce them to the animals that live along the rocky shore. The small group size ensures a safe and educational adventure for everyone. No previous SCUBA experience necessary, though basic swimming skills are required. Reserve space ahead of time to guarantee a spot, or sign up during your visit to the Aquarium. Specialized suits fit over your clothes so you don't have to worry about bringing special gear. Seashore Sleepover Saturdays: June 28, July 19*, August 2* and 16* Friday: September 5 Time: 8 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Ages: 6 and older Member and Member Guest Fee: $60 (up to 2 guests per membership) Enjoy the Aquarium after hours and sleep next to your favorite exhibit. We offer activities throughout the evening or you can explore the Aquarium on your own. The evening concludes with a bedtime snack. Wake up with the fishes and enjoy a continental breakfast in the Portola Restaurant. This program is for members and up to two guests. *Join us early in July and August for Evenings by the Bay and kick off the night with entertainment and refreshments. Youth Group Sleepovers We offer special sleepovers throughout the year for youth groups. Contact our Reservation Center for details. Day Sails Member Fee: $49 (10-17 yrs.); $59 per adult General Public Fee: $59 (10-17 yrs.); $69 per adult Set sail on a summer adventure mixed with science! Step aboard the 65-foot, eco-friendly Derek M. Baylis, and cruise beautiful Monterey Bay. Take part in an important ocean monitoring program and discover how a few simple decisions in your daily life can help preserve Monterey Bay and the oceans. Sunset Sails Member Fee: $45 General Public Fee: $55 Join our naturalists for a great evening of natural history and ocean wildlife aboard the Derek M. Baylis. Enjoy wine and light refreshments, and meet an amazing array of animals while sailing on beautiful Monterey Bay. Discover how we can keep the oceans healthy as we watch for wildlife along the Monterey coast. Mother’s Day Special Sunday, May 11 Moms ride free with one paid passenger.

Summer means Aquarium Adventures programs are in full swing. We offer many and in Monterey Bay. Advance registration is required for all programs. Please call Adventures and Member Desk in the main lobby. Children under 18 must be accom

Monterey Bay Aquarium Adventure Sails Explor Baylis. Join us for a beautiful day sail and learn evening with a glass of wine; or charter the boa


Morning Rounds Thursdays and Sundays June: 1, 15, 22, 26, 29 July: 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Aug: 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 Sept: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Time: 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Ages: 8 and older Member Fee: $45 General Public Fee: $65, plus Aquarium admission The morning begins with a private viewing of a sea otter feeding and training session. Then you’ll go behind the scenes on “morning rounds” and help prepare food, feed animals and learn daily maintenance for exhibits. ArtSea Saturdays: May 10, 24; June 21; July 5, 19; August 2, 16, 30 Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Ages: Families with children ages 3 to 7 years (Older children may participate. Program fee applies.) Member Fee: $16 General Public Fee: $20, plus Aquarium admission. (Program fees for parents are waived.) Join us for an opportunity to mix art and science in this special program designed to inspire creativity in our youngest visitors. Create a unique art project inspired by artists such as Laura Bryant, Romero Britto or Alexander Calder. Older siblings can participate, but please note this program is developed specifically for children 3 to 7 years old. Father's Day Sail Sunday, June 15 Dads ride free with one paid passenger. Star Spangled Cruise Friday, July 4 Time: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Member Fee: $125 General Public Fee: $150 Celebrate the 4th in style aboard the Derek M. Baylis. We’ll serve wine and dessert and have a champagne toast on this holiday cruise while you watch the fireworks burst overhead. Sailing Charters Book your own private adventure cruise and discover the bay in a whole new way. Perfect for family reunions, company outings, Scouting adventures (merit badges), birthday parties or any small event! On-board naturalists answer your questions, and hands-on activities ensure amazing discoveries. Wine and light food will also be available; call for details.

great ways for you and your family to appreciate marine life at the Aquarium l our Reservation Center at 866-963-9645 to register, or stop by the Aquarium mpanied by a paying adult (except for Underwater Explorers).

re Monterey Bay aboard the 65-foot Derek M. about the marine environment; sail into the at for a birthday party or company outing.

Offered May 11 through September 30
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Cooking for Solutions 2008 We still have tickets for many Cooking for Solutions events – but they’re moving fast and some programs have sold out. On May 16-17, enjoy one of these can’t-miss choices: The Gala Friday, May 16; 7:30 p.m. Member Fee: $95 per person General Public Fee: $115 per person We have 55 great restaurants and 50 fine wineries participating in this year’s organic and sustainable culinary celebration. Deluxe Tour with Darina Allen, Kristin Kidd, Joan Nathan and Nancy Silverton Saturday, May 17 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Bernardus Lodge Member Fee: $180 per person General Public Fee: $225 per person (Tax-deductible portion: $105 members/$150 general public) This is an extraordinary culinary event. Sit down for great food, great wine and lively conversation with four food legends: honored chef, Darina Allen, known as Ireland's favorite cook; Kristine Kidd, a chef, cookbook author and food editor at Bon Appétit Magazine; Joan Nathan, food writer, cookbook author and the “doyenne of JewishAmerican food”; and Nancy Silverton, co-founder of La Brea Bakery. You'll be treated to a gourmet lunch by honored local celebrity chef, Cal Stamenov of Bernardus Lodge – just nominated for a James Beard Award as the best chef in the Pacific region. The meal includes premium wines from family-owned Chappellet Vineyards, which creates sustainable world-class vintages mirroring the great first-growth Bordeaux. See our website at for details about other Food and Wine Adventures, cooking demonstrations with three of our celebrity chefs, and a host of activities and tastings throughout the Aquarium on Saturday, May 17. Special prices are available for twoevent packages. For tickets, call 866-963-9645 (831-647-6886 on the Monterey Peninsula), and press 5.

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Kim Nalley Saturday, June 7 8 to 11 p.m. Member Fee: $50 for the jazz event; $175 for the event and gourmet dinner General Public Fee: $65 for the jazz event Our headliner this year is internationally-acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist Kim Nalley. In looks and presence, the San Francisco singer is often eerily reminiscent of Billie Holiday. Vocally, she packs a 3 1/2 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room without amplification, and the ability to scat blistering solos without losing the crowd or the swing of the song. Ed Reed Nalley was taught piano by her great-grandmother and later attended the Educational Center of the Arts, where she studied opera and theater. She has performed at most of the major jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Japan and Canada, including Monterey, Umbria Jazz and Lincoln Center; and has collaborated across a wide range of styles – including with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. The owner of Jazz at Pearl’s, she is also a bandleader and the producer of several successful historiographical concerts including her award-winning “Ladies Sing the Blues”; “She Put a Spell on Me: Tribute to Nina Simone,” which was shortlisted for a Grammy; and a multimedia Black History Month Concert Series. Spencer Day Joining her for Jazz Sings! will be other exceptional jazz artists, including Ed Reed, Spencer Day, the Kuumbwa Honor Jazz Band, Dreambeach, Ron Kaplan and the Jazz Birds. Ed Reed is a late-blooming standout whose vocal stylings have won wide acclaim. “Ravishing,” “exquisite” and “transporting” are some of the ways critics have described the rich baritone stylings on his debut CD of love ballads – recordings released as he approaches his eighth decade. Spencer Day blends jazz, folk and contemporary styles, delivered in a velvet baritone voice that has earned him wide acclaim from coast to coast. An old

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Saturday, June 7 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Kuumbwa Honor Jazz Band soul with a young and energetic spirit, he sings originals and standards, combining classic style with a fresh, contemporary edge. The Kuumbwa Honor Jazz Band brings together an all-star group of young musicians who are nominated by their high school music teachers and then audition to be a part of this talented group. Dreambeach is a dynamic vocal/bass duo founded by singer Pipa Piñon and bass player Daniel Vee Lewis. Pipa Piñon has long delivered beautiful and haunting songs to dedicated audiences. Sometimes compared to Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson and Enya, she and co-writer Daniel Vee Lewis are passionate and soul-stirring. Ron Kaplan Singer Ron Kaplan is one of the finest contemporary singers of jazz standards, following in the footsteps left by legends like Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. He has superb command of a flexible baritone that cocoons the listener within the cozy atmosphere of the images he sings about. The Jazz Birds delight audiences as they swoop and swing with high-flying harmonies and soaring syncopations on period standards. They’re meticulous in their re-creation – both vocally and visually – of groups of the ‘20s and ‘30s like the Boswell Sisters. Jazz Birds bring both musicianship and swanky vocal harmonies to each performance. The Jazz Birds This year’s Jazz Sings! at the Aquarium promises to be a hot ticket, so be sure to get yours early! Gourmet Dinner: Start your evening off on a high note with a gourmet fourcourse dinner paired with fine wines at 6:30 p.m. in the Portola Restaurant. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, or to make reservations, please call 800-840-4880. You’ll also find more about the artists on our web site. Proceeds benefit the education programs of the Aquarium and Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz. Tickets are non-refundable.

Member Nights Member Nights are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Aquarium. Take part in our themed programming, explore our expanded Splash Zone galleries or delight in the beauty of Jellies: Living Art before it closes on September 1. Free for members; registration is not required. You may purchase guest tickets on the night of the event. Guest cards are honored for Member Nights. Thursday, July 24: Picnic by the Bay 7 to 9:30 p.m. You’re invited to one of our most popular Member Nights, Picnic by the Bay. You can enjoy your picnic dinner in front of our many ocean-view decks. Bring sandwiches, potato salad, fried chicken or your favorite “dinner to go” during this special evening. For this Member Night, the Portola Restaurant will not be serving dinner. Please note: Although you can purchase beer and wine at the Aquarium, you may not bring in your own alcoholic beverages. Thank you for your cooperation. Thursday, August 14: Humpback Whales 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, September 19: Sea Otters 7 to 9 p.m.

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We’ll feature special programs celebrating some of your favorite sea creatures. Member Night Dinner Join us before Member Night for a delicious dinner on the waterfront in the Portola Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required; $34.95 for adults, $13.95 for children under 12 (plus tax and gratuity). We offer a fixed menu selected by Executive Chef Dory Ford. Call 831-648-4967 for reservations and menu information. Reservations must be secured with a credit card. Seating is limited. Hotel Accommodations Check our web site under “Visitor Info & Tickets” or visit the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau web site at


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Members’ Exclusive Early Openings We’ll open our doors at 9 a.m. just for you and your guests every weekend beginning Saturday, May 24 – Monday, September 1; plus Monday, May 26 and Friday, July 4. Evenings by the Bay July 5 – August 31 (weekends) This summer you can linger at the Aquarium as we extend our hours on Saturday and Sunday nights between July 5 and August 31. We’ll stay open until 8 p.m. both nights. Spend some extra time at your favorite exhibit, grab a bite at the Portola Restaurant and enjoy live music.

Aquarium Tours Daily: Starting May 1 (50-minute tour) Ages: 6 and older Member and General Public Fee: $10, plus Aquarium admission Go behind the scenes and find out how we bring the Aquarium’s unique live exhibits to life. Discover the hidden world of animals and get an insider’s view while learning about research we’re conducting to contribute to healthy oceans in the future.


Business Partners, In-kind Gifts & Matching Gifts
Business Partners Businesses are vital partners in our endeavors. Their contributions help make possible free Aquarium visits for over 80,000 schoolchildren each year, as well as our innovative education programs, new and compelling exhibits and critical conservation research.
Business Leaders $25,000 and above Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Service Systems Associates Business Benefactors $10,000 to $24,999 Carmel Development Company Frank M. Booth, Inc. Fresh Express Fresh Foods Fry's Electronics Homer Hayward Family Pebble Beach Company Foundation Business Stewards $5,000 to $9,999 CTB/McGraw Hill CulinArt, Inc. Dow Chemical USA Estancia Winery Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Granite Construction J.M. Smucker Company Kemper Refrigeration Pacific Hotel Management Business Patrons $2,500 to $4,999 Chambers & Chambers Del Monte Center EHDD Architecture Finch, Montgomery, Wright & Emmer First National Bank of Central California Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Rudolph & Sletten Vital Choice Seafood

Since 1984, we’ve earned an international reputation for excellence in marine life exhibits and science education. Our live exhibits inspire visitors to appreciate our oceans, but it’s the human connections that move people from engagement to empowerment.

Service Systems Associates, operator of our gift and bookstores, understands the importance of these connections and the responsibility we have to inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. We thank them for their generous support and commitment to our efforts.

Business Contributors $1,000 to $2,499 Asilomar Conference Grounds Big Creek Lumber Company Bowman Family Trust Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Carmel Insurance Agency Casa Munras, A Larkspur Hotel Collins Electrical Company, Inc. Cupertino Electric, Inc. Evan-Moor Educational Publishers HeadQuarters Advertising, Inc. Hilton Garden Inn Monterey Hyatt Regency Monterey Inns by the Sea ITL Events, Inc. Markon Cooperative, Inc. Medialocate USA, Inc. Monterey Bay Area Sheet Metal Contractors Association Monterey Peninsula Inns Odwalla Passionfish Portola Plaza Hotel Premiere Events Premium Packing, Inc. Richard T. Dauphine, MD, Center for Knee and Shoulder Salyer American Fresh Foods, Inc. Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery Stocker & Allaire, Inc. System Studies TFD Group Business Affiliates $500 to $999 AIG VALIC Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Central California Bamboo Reef Enterprises

Buder Engel Advertising Eco Concepts, Inc. The Fishwife Restaurant Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery Hudson, Martin, Ferrante & Street The D. L. James House at Searock Manpower Marina Dunes Resort Michael's Catering and Wild Thyme Deli & Cafe Monterey Bay Boatworks Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Monterey Sanitary Supply Co. National Geographic Theater Hearst Castle Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss OSTI, Inc. Pajaro Dunes Company Rutherford & Chekene Salas O'Brien Engineers, Inc. Salinas Surgery Center SD&A Teleservices, Inc. Struve Financial & Insurance Services Tri-County Business Systems Web of Life Field (WOLF) School William C. Vogelpohl, MD In-kind Gifts The following recently gave inkind services, and we’re grateful for their generous support: Bargetto Winery Blackstone Winery Diving Unlimited International Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery HeadQuarters Advertising, Inc.

Inns of Monterey J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Joullian Vineyards Korbel Champagne Cellars LaRochelle Winery Lockwood Vineyard McIntyre Vineyard MontPellier Vineyards Odwalla Paraiso Vineyards Scheid Vineyards Silver Mountain Vineyards Storrs Winery and Vineyard Ventana Vineyards Weibel Vineyards Matching Gifts The following companies and foundations have generously matched gifts made by our members and donors: A & B Foundation Adobe Systems Aetna Foundation Alliance Bernstein AMD American Express American International Group, Inc. Applera Corporation Archer Daniels Midland Foundation Aspect AT&T Foundation Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Bank of America Barclays Global Investors Becton Dickinson Foundation BitMover, Inc. BlackRock Boeing Gift Capital Group Companies Charles Schwab Foundation

ChevronTexaco Cingular Wireless Cisco Systems Foundation The Clorox Company Foundation Countrywide eBay Foundation Electronic Arts Outreach ExxonMobil Foundation Gap Foundation Gartner Genentech General Electric Foundation Global Impact GlobalSanteFe Goldman, Sachs & Co. Google Hayford Family Foundation The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Hewlett-Packard Home Depot Foundation IBM Integrated Device Technology, Inc. Intuit Foundation The James Irvine Foundation ITG Incorporated JK Group Trustees Johnson & Johnson Microsoft Moody's Foundation National Semiconductor Corporation Nordson Corporation Oracle Corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Partech International PepsiCo Foundation Pfizer Foundation Prudential Foundation Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation SAP SBC Foundation Spansion Steelcase Foundation Sun Microsystems, Inc. United Technologies W. W. Grainger, Inc. West Community Partnership Program

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A Gift for the Future
Marie and Jacob Belogorsky had a great love for the oceans. They had an equally strong desire to protect them. And they had a vision: to combine their passion and love for the ocean in a way that would make a difference. They did this by designating a significant gift from their estate to the Aquarium’s Permanent Endowment Fund. Jacob passed away in 2002 and Marie followed him in 2006. “This is a gift for the future,” Marie once told us. She considered the Aquarium, “a floating palace, a great accomplishment.” Marie and Jacob were married nearly 70 years ago in Romania at the start of World War II and escaped German occupation to settle in America. Their sense of wonder grew for the creatures that inhabited their beloved oceans. By permanently restricting their gift to our Endowment Fund, they help secure future programs inspiring ocean conservation — forever. We’re deeply grateful to Marie and Jacob for believing in the Monterey Bay Aquarium and in the future of the oceans. Gifts to our Endowment provide critical future support for our programs. To learn more contact Mary Mullen, vice president of development at 831-648-4913. If you have already designated a gift to the Aquarium in your estate plan, please let us know so we may thank you and welcome you into our Jane Steel Ocean Legacy Circle.

Jacob Belogorsky

Marie Belogorsky

They made their home in Saratoga where Jacob established his medical practice. Over many years, they frequently enjoyed weekends at the beach. Their favorite picnic spot was a bluff overlooking the ocean in Big Sur, where they spent many leisurely hours. In 1984, they were among our first Charter members. When they visited, they discovered a new world of amazing animals.

supervising editor: Ken Peterson art director: Jim Ales vice president, development: Mary Mullen designer: Kristin Mudd designer: Ken Beckwith editor: Karen Jeffries writer: Angela Hains photo researchers:
Kris Ingram and Gail Skidmore printing: Blanchette Press

Richard Bucich (5 bottom), Jim Capwell/ (4 left center, 15), Ann Caudle illustrations (4-5, 8 top right, 8 bottom, 12-13), Martin Crowdy/ (cover), (5 top, 7 center left), Steve Johnston/Monterey Bay Aquarium (4 top), Jenny Keller/Monterey Bay Aquarium (8 top left illustration), Mark Leet (3), Monterey Bay Aquarium (5 center right, 6 center second from left, 13 right top, second and third from top), Tyson Rininger/Monterey Bay Aquarium (8 lower left), Kit Sagen/Monterey Bay Aquarium (4 bottom), (6 center left), Bryan Skerry/National Geographic Image Collection (2), Tom Trinko (9), Randy Tunnell/Monterey Bay Aquarium (6 top left, center second from left, center right, 6-7 top center, 7 top right), Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium (7 center second from left, second from right and right, 10-11). Photos for Jazz at the Aquarium and Cooking for Solutions on pages 12-13 courtesy of the artists and chefs.

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waste recycled paper the Aquarium continues its commitment to conserving the Earth’s natural resources. Figures represent per issue savings.

trees: . . . . . . . . . 20 (trees saved) wood: . . . . . . . . . 11,627.16 (lbs. saved) water: . . . . . . . . . 17,096 (gals. saved) waste: . . . . . . . . 1,813 (landfill lbs. saved) energy: . . . . . . . 28,174.9.8 (Btu-000 saved)
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vol. 24 no. 2 summer 2008

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