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

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Volume 01, No. 2
Pages 52 - 52

NEWS AND INFORMATION • The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Richard T. Barber
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) was founded in 1987 by David Packard to foster excellence in basic marine research and to exploit the unique research opportunities offered by Monterey Bay, Monterey Canyon, and the contiguous ocean waters of the California Current. The overall goal of the institute is to provide an improved understanding of the interrelated physical, chemical, biological and geological processes in the ocean, with a focus on the effects of temporal variability in climate and ocean circulation on food-chain processes, abundance of organisms, and geochemical fluxes.


Barber, R.T. 1988. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Oceanography 1(2):52, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1988.20.