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Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea Opens
APRIL 2010The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens a new special exhibition, Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea, one of the few exhibits in the country to focus on the many impacts climate change is having on marine wildlife, at a time when few people associate climate change with the oceans.
The 7,000-square-foot exhibit features four live animal galleries exploring the different ways that climate change is affecting ocean animals such as the scarlet and white ibis, Chilean flamingos, cattle egrets and Magellanic penguins, all of which have never before been on exhibit at the Aquarium.
Alongside live animal exhibits are videos and interactive stations that address how energy use from fossil fuels creates carbon pollution, and the many impacts carbon pollution has on the oceans: from rising sea levels and melting polar ice, to ocean acidification, warming waters and disappearing food sources.