MEMBER

MAGAZINE

SPRING

2010

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Director’s Note

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Ocean Policy

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Hot Pink Flamingos

Cooking for Solutions

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Member Activities

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A Q U A R I U M

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Colorful Chilean flamingos are just one of the fascinating species featured in our new special exhibition, Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea, opening March 29.

My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Director’sNote

Julie Packard Executive Director

As we mark our 25th anniversary, we celebrate the impact we’re having on so many people who are making a difference for the future of the oceans.
As part of our anniversary events, we released a benchmark report, Turning the Tide: The State of Seafood, that documents positive trends in commercial fishing and aquaculture today. It also highlights the many ways that our Seafood Watch program is helping shape purchasing decisions of major seafood buyers, prominent chefs and millions of individuals around the country. All of this is leading to changes that will improve the health of ocean ecosystems. It’s a significant achievement for a program we began just 10 years ago. Our anniversary gala honored some of the many teachers who have been our partners through the years. These teachers have inspired thousands of children, as well as their colleagues. Their work is having a lasting impact. It is because of our long-standing commitment to inspiring ocean stewards that our Board of Trustees has made our Children’s Education Fund a priority – ensuring that thousands of schoolchildren continue to have access to the Aquarium and our education programs, free of charge. It’s our commitment to the generations to come and I hope you’ll support our efforts with a generous gift to our fund. Guests at the gala also heard about what it will take to chart a future course for healthy oceans. Panelists included former Aquarium trustees Dr. Jane Lubchenco, who heads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Leon Panetta, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency; along with Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Dr. Steven Chu, who serves as Secretary of Energy. They outlined the critical steps needed – on issues ranging from marine protected areas and better management of fisheries, to a new national energy policy – in order to put our country on the right course in our approach to ocean resources. Energy issues are increasingly important because of the documented impacts that global climate change is having on ocean health. We will do our part to raise public awareness about the connection between climate change and the oceans – and the role we each can play to make a difference – when we open our new special exhibition, Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea, on March 29. We’ve accomplished a great deal during the past 25 years, and we’re committed to take on the challenges that lie ahead. Thank you so much for your support. You’re helping to make so much possible to protect the oceans.

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Center for the Future of the Oceans
A Climate for Change
by Michael Sutton There are many signs that the federal government will make significant progress this year on two critical issues affecting the oceans: addressing climate change and reforming national ocean policy. We’re actively involved in both arenas. Action on climate change is being driven by an international scientific consensus and the desire to reach agreement on steps that each nation can take to reduce its carbon emissions before the consequences become grave and perhaps irreversible. For our part, we are working with aquariums nationwide to build awareness among our visitors about the connection between climate change and the oceans. We recently received two major grants from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to communicate the impacts of climate change on the oceans and encourage individual action to affect positive change. One of the grants supports a new collaborative program with our colleagues at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The second grant will make possible a new suite of programs to compliment our next special exhibition, Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea, to open March 29. These programs will include theatrical presentations and special programs that engage visitors to talk about climate change, and learn what they can do to help. The grant supports development of online activities and interactive exhibits that will be part of Hot Pink Flamingos. We’re also working with policymakers in Washington to support President Obama’s mandate that federal agencies develop a comprehensive approach to national ocean policy. Julie Packard testified before the presidential task force drafting policy recommendations for the White House. We’ll keep you informed as the recommendations move forward. Our Seafood Watch program is reforming the way millions of fish are caught and farmed. Our comprehensive report, Turning the Tide: The State of Seafood, is receiving positive reviews from industry leaders and seafood lovers. I’m confident we’ll see even greater progress through our ongoing partnerships with major seafood buyers, whose decisions affect the purchase of millions of pounds of seafood. Your support, through your personal actions and contributions, is the foundation of our success. Thank you for sharing our commitment to ocean conservation.

Puget Sound king crab The Puget Sound king crab is one of the largest crabs on the Pacific Coast. Its carapace can reach a width of up to 30cm (11.7 inches) or more. It’s easily recognized by its box-like body and bright colors. Juveniles are a vivid orange, while adults are a mottle of red, yellow, orange and purple.

When it folds its legs together, which it often does in defense, they fit tightly against the carapace and each other.

Its chelae, or claws, are lined with molar-like teeth and bristles, known as setae.

Michael Sutton is vice president and director of our Center for the Future of the Oceans.
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Mysteries of the Deep
Research notes from MBARI
by Kim Fulton–Bennett You may wonder how global climate change will affect life in Monterey Bay. It’s tough to tell for sure, but two things are fairly certain: The water in the bay will become warmer and more acidic. We know that such changes can have disastrous effects on animals such as corals. But what about animals in the tide pools or deep in Monterey Canyon? How will climate change affect them? MBARI marine biologist Jim Barry has been asking questions like this for almost 20 years. In the early 1990s, he compared a census of tide pool animals near Hopkins Marine Station (just west of the Aquarium) with counts made in the 1930s. He found that as the bay’s waters became warmer, snails, anemones and barnacles typical of southern California became more common, while animals that preferred colder water declined. Recently, Barry has been looking more closely at why some animals are able to adapt to changes in temperature or acidity, while others are not. He worked with MBARI engineers to design special aquaria where he could precisely control the water temperature and the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the water. His research team collected healthy animals, placed them in these aquaria, and measured how much oxygen the animals consumed (an indication of how much energy they were using). The researchers also measured the acidity of the animals’ tissues. Then they ran the same tests on animals that had been kept in seawater at different temperatures and at different concentrations of oxygen and carbon dioxide. So far, Barry has conducted these experiments on crabs, sea urchins and brachiopods (which look like clams, but are in a phylum all their own). He found that animals used less energy when kept in water with more carbon dioxide or less oxygen. In the wild, these animals might have less energy to find food, evade predators or mate. Barry also found that Dungeness crabs, which live in relatively shallow water, are fairly tolerant of changes in oxygen and acidity. On the other hand, Tanner crabs, which live in deep water, where the acidity doesn’t normally fluctuate very much, were not able to adapt as well. Barry’s research suggests that many deep-sea animals will have a hard time adapting to the changes in the bay. It also demonstrates, once again, how the lives of deep-sea animals are ultimately connected with our human activities here on shore.

Its carapace is unique among crabs. Its covered in blunt bumps, does not cover the legs, its outline is not triangular, and the posterior is rounded.

These crabs are found in the subtidal zone along much of the northeast coast of the Pacific Ocean. Adults move to shallower water to breed in late winter and spring. It feeds on sea urchins and other echinoderms, plus the occasional sea anemone.

Kim Fulton-Bennett is a communications associate for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
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Our Commitme
Inspiring the Next Generation of Ocean Stewards
ur living kelp forest, galleries of exotic jellies and the open ocean animals in our Outer Bay exhibit have connected tens of millions of visitors with the amazing creatures that live in the ocean. Perhaps our greatest impact is on our youngest visitors. Since 1984, we’ve welcomed nearly two million schoolchildren to enjoy our exhibits and participate in education programs, free of charge. In one program, we serve preschoolers from local Head Start Centers who attend “class” in our Splash Zone galleries. Since 2000, these bilingual programs, based on coral reefs and rocky shore habitats, have offered a blend of science learning and environmental education that strengthens their school-readiness. In another program, young women between the ages of 12 and 15 engage in opportunities that will keep them interested in science. They participate in marine science field projects, conduct research, gather data, go snorkeling or kayaking, and interact with mentors – female scientists from local research institutions. Participants in our

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Young Women in Science program gain experience and confidence that helps them with other educational pursuits. We also reach thousands of children through our longstanding commitment to professional development for teachers – offering new methods and resources for their classrooms and helping to fuel their passion for teaching. More than 1,000 California teachers and school administrators come to the Aquarium each year to enhance their knowledge about the oceans and their ability to teach science and language arts. Our programs provide learning opportunities to ensure that students have the basic science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and environmental stewards. Local teens also participate in habitat restoration projects and lead conservation awareness efforts in their communities. At our founding 25 years ago, we made a powerful commitment to children that continues to this day. As a result, young people, who visit the Aquarium as children and participate in our programs, are better prepared to take on the challenge of building a future with healthy oceans.

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arcy Taniguchi was only four years old when she first visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The life-changing experience connected her with a world she’d never seen before – a world that’s now the focus of her college studies and career. Darcy lived in the Central Valley, far from the coast, when a family trip to the Monterey Peninsula and the Aquarium opened up the world of the oceans and

she has been drawn to it ever since. It was 20 years ago, but our animals and exhibits left a deep impression. She remembers colorful comb jellies in our special exhibition. She was absorbed by the touch pool and especially the gumboot chiton. She enjoyed the soft feel of the sea cucumbers, which looked as if they’d be so much rougher. By the time she was in fourth grade, she knew she wanted to be a marine biologist. “I knew I needed to be

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Our Children’s Education Fund
t our founding in 1984, our Board of Trustees endorsed a visionary policy: that schoolchildren should be able to visit and participate in our education programs free of charge. For 25 years, we have engaged more than 80,000 schoolchildren each year. We are in fact the only aquarium in the United States to offer schoolchildren this opportunity at no cost. Many of these children, like Darcy Taniguchi, will go on to study science and pursue science careers. With declining support for public education, there is an

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urgent and critical need for our programs that encourage children’s interest in learning, curiosity and concern for ocean wildlife. That’s why, on the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we have established the Children’s Education Fund to assure that free school visits continue as a permanent legacy of our founders and remain a hallmark of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We can make an enormous difference for the future of the oceans – and enrich young lives at the same time – by inspiring new generations of ocean conservation leaders.

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near the ocean, to make it part of my life and have a job that involved the ocean,” Darcy said. In applying to the doctoral program in marine biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, she recalled her first inspiration. “Staring, completely absorbed, at the striking exhibits of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and wetting my feet and hands in the tide pools of Asilomar Beach instilled in me a lasting curiosity about the ocean,” she wrote. In August, she participated in the first extensive scientific study exploring the ecological impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This area of the ocean lies halfway between Hawaii and California where debris concentrates, and where plastic fragments may outnumber living plankton. For Darcy, this important study is just the latest chapter in a life dedicated to the oceans, a devotion sparked by her childhood visit to the Aquarium.

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ou can help ensure that our most important work – creating a lifelong appreciation of the oceans – continues for years to come. Please join us in

marking our silver anniversary by contributing to our Children’s Education Fund. Contact our Development department at 800-8404880 to speak to someone about making your gift today.

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Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea
Member Previews
Chilean flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis The plumage is pinker than the slightly larger greater flamingo, but less so than the Caribbean flamingo. You can tell it from other species by its greyish legs with pink "knees," and also by the larger amount of black on the bill.
Saturday, March 27 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 28 12 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. As a member you’re invited to exclusive viewing opportunities of Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea.

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ngaging animals will capture hearts and minds in our newest and most important special exhibition opening March 29, 2010. Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea will give you a new perspective on climate change as you discover its impact on marine animals such as wading birds, coral reefs, juvenile green sea turtles, jellies, a colony of Magellanic penguins and others. When complete, the 7,000-squarefoot exhibition will take you through seven galleries, each weaving together stories of hope and inspiration involving people, cities and communities fighting climate change, individually and together. You’ll learn how climate change affects their lives and the habitats they share with humans. You’ll meet gangly Chilean flamingos, exotic scarlet and white ibises, beautiful roseate spoonbills, and lively tropical fishes, such as bright yellow butterflyfish and tangerine-hued anemonefish.

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Magellanic penguins
You’ll also be charmed by a colony of Magellanic penguins we’ve adopted from Brazil. These birds barely survived after washing ashore, weak and starving, thousands of miles from their native waters. Rising water temperatures forced hundreds of these wild penguins to swim far from their usual feeding areas off southern Argentina simply to find the fish they once found in cooler waters closer to home. Throughout Hot Pink Flamingos, you’ll be invited to explore how you can join others around the world in taking important steps to slow climate change and protect ocean animals, and all of humanity.

Green sea turtle

Roseate spoonbill

Spinecheek anemonefish

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Exclusive Members-Only Program with Suzanne Goin and Rick Bayless Friday, May 21 6 to 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Member Fee: $275 (Includes admission to Cooking for Solutions gala) Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with our two top celebrity chefs: Chef of the Year Suzanne Goin and Rick Bayless, our Educator of the Year. You’ll enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and a 90-minute program featuring a cooking demonstration by Suzanne, emceed by Rick. Take home Suzanne’s book Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table. VIP Lounge and Gala Package Friday, May 21 7 to 11 p.m. Special Exhibition galleries and Portola Restaurant Member Fee: $275 Enjoy everything the Cooking for Solutions Gala has to offer – and more! You’ll enter at 7 p.m. before the Gala begins for a relaxing half-hour with champagne and hors d’oeuvres as you explore our two special exhibitions. Throughout the evening you’ll also have access to a newly created VIP lounge area. Featuring specialty foods prepared by host celebrity chef Sam Choy, live music and premium wines. Includes one of Sam Choy’s cookbooks. Cooking For Solutions Gala Friday, May 21 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Throughout the Aquarium Member Fee: $120 General Public Fee: $150 Enjoy a grand celebration, with gourmet dishes prepared by our celebrity chefs and 69 outstanding local restaurants; organic and sustainable wines from 55 premium West Coast wineries; and book-signings by Suzanne Goin and Rick Bayless. Includes souvenir wineglass and take-home recipes.

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e’ll honor Suzanne Goin as our Chef of the Year. Suzanne is a culinary innovator with a commitment to sustainability – and an award-winning chef at Lucques, A.O.C. and The Tavern in Los Angeles. We’re also delighted to welcome back Rick Bayless, one of America’s most honored and creative chefs, and recognize him as our Educator of the Year for his passionate support of sustainable seafood.

Our ninth Cooking for Solutions celebration on May chefs from across North America participating.

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extravaganza devoted to the finest in sustainable and organic cuisine. Signature events include our Gala on Friday, May 21, and an array of special events – including food and wine adventures, cooking demonstrations and our Sustainable Seafood Challenge – on Saturday, May 22. Once again, you’ll be treated to great food and wine. Each dish will be created using ingredients raised in ways that safeguard the health of the ocean and the land. All of the premium wines and other beverages come from sustainable and organic sources. And you’ll have many opportunities to meet

Guy Fieri, who hosts four popular Food Network shows including Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, will join us for the first time this year as a special presenter at the Sustainable Seafood Challenge. Ten other great chefs will be honored during our annual two-day culinary

Suzanne Goin, Chef of the Year, Lucques, Los Angeles
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Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations Saturday, May 22 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Member Fee: $60 General Public Fee: $75 Join celebrity chefs Anthony Fusco, Gerald Hirigoven and Kevin Gillespie for a morning of cooking demonstrations at the Aquarium. Book signing to follow. Includes continental breakfast and take-home recipes by all of the chefs. Food & Wine Adventures Saturday, May 22 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Member Fee: $175 General Public Fee: $225 Take part in one of five group events led by our celebrity chefs — each exploring sustainable foods on the farm and in the kitchen. Depending on the adventure, you’ll join John Ash, Suzanne Goin, Bruce Sherman, Tim McKee, or Joanne Chang and Jim Dodge for a fascinating culinary exploration. Exclusive: Sustainable Seafood Challenge Saturday, May 22 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monterey Plaza Hotel Member Fee: $150 Join us at this always lively event at the elegant Monterey Plaza Hotel as four of our celebrated chefs race the clock to create tasty (and sustainable) seafood dishes while Guy Fieri and Sam Choy offer lively commentary. This year’s challenge features Jason Wilson, François Blais, Brandon McGlamery and Brandon Hill competing for honors in one of four fun categories. You’ll enjoy wine and abundant hors d’oeuvres, and will take home an autographed copy of one of Guy Fieri’s books. More information: Call (831) 644-7561 or visit www.cookingforsolutions.org. For an event brochure, e-mail us at events@mbayaq.org. Tickets: Beginning January 4, members can order tickets by calling 866-963-9645 (831-647-6886 on the Monterey Peninsula). A portion of event fees is tax-deductible. Please inquire when you make reservations.

Rick Bayless, Educator of the Year

Guy Fieri, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

chefs who share your deep commitment to the health of our planet. This year’s Seafood Ambassador Award winners include: François Blais (Panache, Quebec City, Canada), Joanne Chang (Flour/Meyers + Chang Bakery + Cafe, Boston), Anthony Fusco (Harbour, New York City), Kevin Gillespie (Woodfire Grill, Atlanta), Brandon Hill (Bamboo Sushi, Portland, Oregon), Gerald Hirigoven (Piperade/ Bocadillos, San Francisco), Brandon McGlamery (Luma on Park, Winter Park, Florida), Tim McKee (Sea Change, Minneapolis), Bruce Sherman (North Pond, Chicago) and Jason Wilson (Crush, Seattle). They’ll be joined by Founding Chefs and past award recipients John Ash (cookbook author and teacher, Santa Rosa) and Jim Dodge (Bon Appétit Management Company, Palo Alto). And we’ll welcome two Special Guest Chefs, also past award winners who have been

an important part of Cooking for Solutions celebrations: Sam Choy (Sam Choy’s Diamond Head Restaurant, Honolulu) and Jesse Cool (Flea Street Café/Jesse’s Cool Eatz, Menlo Park). Register early and be a part of this year’s Cooking for Solutions celebration. The most popular events sell out quickly, so make your plans now! Members can purchase tickets before the general public, beginning Monday, January 4. We’re offering something new at this year’s Friday night Gala: a special VIP lounge, affording you early entry and a relaxing venue all night long – hosted by Sam Choy.

Special thanks to our lead sponsors: You’ll find event details and biographies of our chefs at www.cookingforsolutions.org.
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Member Nights Saturday, January 16: Gray Whales 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, February 20: Sharks 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 28: Hot Pink Flamingos 7 to 9 p.m. Member Nights are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Aquarium. Take part in our special programming or watch sharks, sea otters and jellies at your leisure. 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. Please enter through the main entrance.

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Aquarium Adventures Advance registration is required for all program or book online at www.montereybayaquarium.org/adventures. Children

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; $39 for adults, $18 for children under 12 (plus tax and gratuity). We offer a seasonal fixed menu. Call 831-648-4870 for reservations and the menu. Reservations must be secured with a credit card. Seating is limited.

Be among the first to see our new special exhibition, Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea! Saturday, March 27 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 28 12 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Hot Pink Flamingos will open to the public March 29, 2010. As a Member you’re invited to exclusive viewing opportunities of this amazing new exhibit.

Morning Rounds February: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 March: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 April: 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 May: 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30 Time 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Ages: 8 and older Member Fee: $45 General Public Fee: $65 plus Aquarium admission Join us for a rare opportunity to interact with our exhibit animals as an aquarist would. The morning includes 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. Behind-the-Scenes Tours Daily Ages: 6 and older Member Fee: $10 General Public Fee: $12 plus Aquarium admission Get an insider’s view of the Aquarium. Each 50-minute tour will give you a chance to interact with our staff, discover the hidden life of animals and learn about our ocean research.

Seashore Sleepovers January 16 February 20 Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Ages: 5 and older Member and Member Guest Fee: $50 Family sleepovers are a special way to 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. In the morning, wake up with the fishes and enjoy a continental breakfast in the Portola Restaurant. We offer sleepovers throughout the year for youth groups. Contact our Reservation Center for details.

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ms. Please call our Reservation Center at 866-963-9645 to register, under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Winter Hours The Aquarium will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 4 through March 12, 2010, except for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (January 16 to 18) and Presidents Weekend (February 13 to 15) when we’ll open at 9 a.m. (for members only) and close at 6 p.m.

Members’ Exclusive Early Openings We’ll open early at 9 a.m. for you and your guests on the following days: January Friday 1 through Sunday 3 Saturday 16 through Monday 18 February Saturday 13 through Monday 15 March Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May Saturday 29 through Monday 31 For more details visit our website at www.montereybayaquarium.org or call 800-840-4880

Monterey Bay Aquarium Adventure Sails Explore Monterey Bay aboard the 65-foot Derek M. Baylis. Join us for a beautiful day sail and learn about the marine environment; sail into the evening with a glass of wine; or charter the boat for a birthday party or company outing. Sunset Sails May 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 Member Fee: $45 General Public Fee: $55 Ages: 10 and older Join our boat crew for a great evening of natural history and ocean wildlife aboard the Derek M. Baylis. Enjoy wine and light refreshments while you take an early evening cruise. Raise a glass with friends and meet an amazing array of animals while sailing on beautiful Monterey Bay.

Day Sails May 8, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Member Fee: $49 (ages 10-17) $59 per adult General Public Fee: $59 (ages 10-17) $69 per adult Set sail on a spring adventure mixed with science! Working with an Aquarium naturalist, you’ll 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. Mother’s Day Special Sunday, May 9 Member Fee: $45 General Public Fee: $55 Celebrate Mother’s Day on one of our special sailing adventures, occurring throughout the day. A champagne toast and complimentary appetizers will make every mom feel special. Sailing Charters Book your own private adventure cruise and discover the bay. Perfect for family reunions, company outings, Scouting adventures or birthday parties. On-board naturalists answer your questions, and hands-on activities ensure amazing discoveries. Wine and light food will also be available. Call for details.

Hotel Accommodations Visit the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.seemonterey.com

Monterey Bay Aquarium Adventure Sails For times and details about our sailing adventures please go to: www.montereybayaquarium.org or call 866-963-9645.

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Member Calendar Spring 2010
Member Early Openings We’ll open the Aquarium for you and your guests at 9 a.m. on the following days: February: 13, 14, 15 March: 27, 28 April: 3, 4, 10, 11, May: 29, 30, 31

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Memorial Gifts
Gifts from September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009 have been made in memory of the following, by those listed in italics:
In memory of Avis Adams Ms. Yukiko Yamasaki In memory of Jennifer Houghton Belcher Mrs. Joan E. Gifford Patty and Woody Kelley In memory of Winifred Bender Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. VanDerzee In memory of Winifred Ann Bingham Mr. Joel Bender Mr. and Mrs. John K. Bender Ms. Elizabeth C. Covelli Mr. and Mrs. Wilmar Jensen Mr. and Mrs. Everett Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Howard L. Kuhl Dennis and Peggy Loeffler SDB Contracting Services Jerome and Kris Thiele and family In memory of Harriet Brodsky Ms. Joyce Basch In memory of James Anthony Brucia Tracie and Bill Dalton Mr. Mark Gustin In memory of Robert Caravalho Ms. Laura Gwosden In memory of Idaline Cardinale Gary and Carolyn Carlsen Mrs. Marie Jo Epperson Mrs. Florine Liefer In memory of Evan Chung-Cepress Grandma and Grandpa In memory of Martin Collins Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brubaker Rick and Susan Dammeyer Visa Gateway Services In memory of Joseph H. Copeland Mrs. Robin Rosenlind In memory of Gloria Da Silva Ms. Wendy Davis Bill and Linda La Chance Ms. Linda Tarantino In memory of Benjamin Dyck Bryan and Alice Halbert In memory of Dolores Erickson Central Coast Senior Services, Inc. In memory of William Evitt Patricia A. Brown and Edwin F. Brown Mrs. Sarah Damassa Dwight Harbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Peterson In memory of Donald and Janet Fauber Ted and Donna Raabe In memory of Marjorie Flournoy Ms. Rosemarie Schoof In memory of Kenneth Fuiks Charles and Kay Darling David and Carol Harguth Charles and Lois Kemerling Lori Jeanne Peloquin and Ted, Austin and Landry Retzlaff Marriott and John Smart Lynn and Dick Webster Mr. Roland Woodfield In memory of Eugene Gavenman Ray and Sandra Aylsworth Howard and Ilene Gavenman and Family Mr. and Mrs. Leon Rosenbaum In memory of Marnie Gilchrist Ms. Jennifer Gilchrist In memory of Jack Head The Steve Raul Family In memory of Barbara Penny Hess Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wotus In memory of Betty Ann Hummer Mr. Bob Hummer In memory of Pat Iannone Mrs. Michelle Ashworth In memory of Linda Lou Kersey-Ayers Ms. Lisa M. Ayers

In memory of Alex James Koster Ms. Carla Conyers Ms. Helen Koster In memory of Bertha Low Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lydon In memory of Ricky Low Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lydon In memory of Lee McKay Jane Arnold Tara Caldwell Margaret Clark Susan Collins Catherine Dwyer Arleen Golden Cynthia Joehnck Carolyn Karle Susan Knapp Farelyn Lehane Connie Lonich Dee Matthews Darlene Nelson Joan Pereyra Shirley Rich Linda Silverman Jo Ann Syvertson Melanie Vancil Jo Ann Zschau In memory of Christian McMillan Mrs. Jenny Boehringer Steve and Katherine Cance Olga Hoffman Dan and Jessica Martinson Mrs. Jennifer F. McMillan Ms. Cathleen J. Obata David and Katherine Runyon Ms. Karen Shamban Mrs. Sonu Sharnma Tracy and Larry Shintaku Mr. Jason Smith Ms. Adele Yuen In memory of Kristin Running Miscavage Ms. Judy Thompson In memory of Dr. John Morin Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Horylev In memory of Nancy Renee Morris Mrs. Nancy D. McCullough-Kernoll In memory of Dorthy Myers Mary and Ron Bradford In memory of Mary Kikue Nishimoto Mrs. Irvin B. Gardner In memory of Joe Nunes Ms. Roslyn Heubach In memory of Lorena Perry Mrs. Loreita M. Arnold In memory of Andrew Phillips Activities and Academics Boosters Club of Foothill High School Mrs. Barbara Barrett Ms. Heather Bowers Rosalie Dinkey Mr. Peter Duke Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Flaxman The Francis Family Mrs. Denise Jayson Dr. and Mrs. H. Richard Johnson Jim and Mary Kahle Wendell Lehr Mr. and Mrs. Hal Leitstein Marnie and Butch Mar Marlene and Bob Pearson Patrick and MJ Perry Mrs. JoAnn Pfost Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Rudee Susan Schneider Mike and Kim Schwarz Mr. Ravi Shankar Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Spangler Ms. Carol A. Staley Anne, David and Maria Sterrett Calli and Tim Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Tarr Melanie and David Wilkes In memory of Leo Poppoff Mr. and Mrs. Winfield W. Foster In memory of William David Powell Mr. Tom Bunn Ms. Barbara Coates In memory of Erwin and Clare Raabe Ted and Donna Raabe In memory of Marie C. Rohnert Sandra Eckhart and Richard Eckhart

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Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation

Aquarium Receives $1 Million Bequest

J

ane Steel, our beloved trustee and benefactor, passed away last year. Her $1 million bequest will be used to establish a permanent endowment for educational purposes, named The Bernice Watson Kirk Endowment Fund in honor of her mother. During their lifetimes, Jane and her husband Marshall Steel Jr. recognized the importance of our mission to inspire conservation of the oceans and established our endowment fund with a generous lead gift in 1996. Our Ocean Legacy Circle was named in Jane’s honor. Her contributions over many years underscored her dedication and commitment to the future of the oceans. Our Jane Steel Ocean Legacy Circle

donors are part of an exclusive group whose gifts will help build our endowment fund and support the programs that will assure healthy oceans far into the future. As Jane Steel so eloquently said: “Legacy can mean something inherited from an ancestor, or a future bequest by will. For me, membership in the Ocean Legacy Circle is a way of supporting the Aquarium’s mission. It gives me personal satisfaction to know my last gift by bequest will continue to support the Aquarium’s work indefinitely.” Gifts of cash, stocks or real property can all be used as bequests to the Aquarium. For further information on bequests contact Linda Jaffe in the Development Department at ljaffe@mbayaq.org or 831-648-4877.

art director: Jim Ales vice president, development: Mary Mullen senior designer: Debra Naeve designer: Ken Beckwith editor: Karen Jeffries writer: Angela Hains photo researchers:
Kris Ingram and Gail Skidmore printing: Blanchette Press Printed on recycled paper

credits:
Ann Caudle illustrations (4-5, 14), Brandon Cole (9 bottom left), Kip Evans (back cover), Richard Green / Salinas Californian (6 top-used by permission) Richard Herrmann (4 bottom), Brian Kersey / Chicago SunTimes (11 left), Michael Landwehr (9 bottom center), Richard Lang (9 bottom right), Mark Leet (3), Stephen Meese / iStockPhoto.com (12 bottom left), Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation (5 bottom), Jamie Pham / Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (8), Rich Reid / National Geographic Image Collection (cover), Kevin Schafer / SeaPics.com (9 top), Charles Seaborn / Monterey Bay Aquarium (5 top), Carlos Serrao (10), Randy Tunnell / Monterey Bay Aquarium (12 right), Paul Whitehead / SeaPics.com (4 top), Randy Wilder/MBA (2, 3, 7 bottom, 12 top left, middle left and center, 13 left and center, top right and middle right).

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office 831-648-4880 or 800-840-4880 Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time.

vol. 26 no. 1 spring 2010

shorelines® is published for members of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; 886 Cannery Row; Monterey, California 939401023 P: 831-648-4800; F: 831-644-7554. ©2010 Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation. “Shorelines”, “Monterey Bay Aquarium” and the kelp logo are registered trademarks owned by the aquarium. All rights reserved.

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