Some of our visitors come to the area specifically to visit the aquarium. As v loves to say, it is truly a world class organization. The Central Coast has such an array of varying marine habitats and each is represented at the aquarium. The research arm of the aquarium is MBARI, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. For some amazing video images go to www.mbari.org, or check them on YouTube. Ocean Sunfish.
The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. We find that our visitors are hungry to learn more about what they can do to forward that mission. It is so heartening to hear from people from China, Russia, Germany, Chile, Tunisia, Israel, Great Britain, France, Mexico, Japan, Norway, and so many other countries tell us of their concerns, and what steps their own friends and countries are taking toward the conservation of our home, this planet. Sheephead.
What we take away from meeting so many people from so many places is the joy of the diversity. Isn't it wonderful that we aren't all alike? We all have different experiences and can look at the world each with our own unique perspectives. Despite these differences the people who come through the doors of this aquarium share the love of this earth and the ocean, and the desire to learn more about the creatures under the sea. Green Sea Turtle.
In upcoming posts we will tell you more about the animals featured today, and of others. Care. Support. Conserve. We are all we have.
In bocca al lupo. m & v