Recovery sequence of Ventana to Point Lobos

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Our independent sister institution is a world leader in ocean research and education, bringing together engineers and scientists to develop better tools, systems and methods for deep-ocean study.
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Center for Ocean Solutions

Center for Ocean Solutions

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have joined forces to create the Center for Ocean Solutions—a new collaboration that will bring together international experts in marine science and policy to find innovative ways to protect and restore the world's oceans.

Tagging of Pacific Predators

Tagging of Pacific Predators

We're a partner in the TOPP program, an international research project that uses electronic tags to study the migration of open-ocean animals including sharks, whales and sea turtles, and to understand the factors that shape their migration patterns.

National Marine Sanctuaries

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a federally protected marine area stretching along California's central coast, from Marin County to Cambria. We participate in many of its working groups and research projects.


Tracking Sanctuary Health

The Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) program synthesizes and communicates scientific knowledge gained from historical and ongoing ecosystem monitoring programs in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

The Ocean Project

The Ocean Project

The Aquarium is a founding partner of The Ocean Project, a collaborative network of over 700 aquariums and zoos in 60 countries seeking to create a lasting, measurable, top-of-mind awareness of the importance of the ocean. Its Seas the Day™ initiative helps individuals take action to protect and conserve our ocean planet. or


Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS)

We're a partner in this program to raise awareness of marine conservation science and to bring that knowledge to policy makers, the public and the media.