Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 02 Issue 01

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Volume 02, No. 1
Pages 44 - 45


NEWS AND INFORMATION • Bringing the Ocean to the Public at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

By Julie Packard  
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A group of four marine biologists at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, California, first conceived the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They hoped to share their interest and enthusiasm for Monterey Bay with the public on a broad scale. The biologists’ ideas were melded with those of the aquarium’s founders and benefactors, David and Lucile Packard, and a unique set of goals for the institution evolved.


Packard, J. 1989. Bringing the ocean to the public at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Oceanography 2(1):44–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1989.34.

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