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#Monterey Bay Aquarium ~ New exhibit to entice us!

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“The slithery.  The scaly.  The spectacularly showy.  Discover incredible animals from land and sea in this special exhibition featuring creatures from the coastal habitats of Baja California.  Life here thrives on the edge of sand and surf, where rugged desert coastline meets the sapphire waters of the Pacific.”

Cortez Rainbow Wrasse
Cortez Rainbow Wrasse

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has opened an amazing new exhibit.  You will not want to miss it!  I first was introduced to Baja in the 1970’s when I flew down there in a small 4-seater aircraft.  The airports were so rough that we had to fly over the runway first to scare the cows off so we could land and the gas had to be strained through netting before filling up the tank.  Baja was dotted with many tiny fishing villages along the coast at that time and we snorkeled and saw many of the amazing fish and critters in this exhibit.  Those were the days . . .

Panamic green moray eel
Panamic green moray eel

Luckily, I never ran into “these guys”!  Although I have seen morays up close and personal scuba diving in other areas in the tropics, I never try to pet them!

Golden trevally
Golden trevally
Desert tortoise
Desert tortoise

“This 800-mile-long narrow peninsula in northwestern Mexico is separated from the mainland by the Gulf of California.

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With almost 2,000 miles of coastline, sun-scorched desert, lush mangrove forests and colorful coral reefs, Baja is a land of contrasts, where unique plants and animals survive and thrive.”

Pacific Seahorse
Pacific Seahorse
Lookdown
Lookdown
Bluespotted Jawfish
Bluespotted Jawfish

I hope I have peaked your interest with these incredible photos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium web site.  Go take a gander at these amazing creatures in person.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

Cooking for Solutions Make It Sustainable Weekend ~ Monterey Bay Aquarium

October 4th at the Aquarium
October 4th at the Aquarium 7:00pm

Lots happening in Monterey at the Monterey Bay Aquarium tonight.  Culminating two days of Cooking for Solutions events, tonight it’s party time!   It’s cool to respect our oceans and the sea life that live there.  It’s been a passion of mine to “save our oceans” all my life.  Thank goodness it is now the “cool thing to do” so everyone gets involved.  Although great damage has already been done, it’s not too late to become stewards of our oceans and Monterey Bay.  Tonight at the Monterey Bay Aquarium hundreds will learn how to live the ocean-friendly lifestyle sampling fun culinary experiences created by celebrity chef Alton Brown and 50 local restaurants.  It’s a party!  Yummy food, wine and beer from local wineries and breweries, and dancing in the shadow of a whale!  See you there!

The party with Alton John and The Prelude with Sam Choy and Anjali World
The party with Alton John and The Prelude with Sam Choy and Anjali World