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MBARI: A seaside sequel

The waters off Monterey, California are rich fodder for scientists and educators alike. And MBARI’s just the place to forge the collaborative connections between those two groups.

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A field of green

The thinnest blanket of life fans out just beneath the ocean’s surface. For Margaret McManus, that blanket means an insatiable curiosity and some very late nights at sea.

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Keeping watch on a changing ocean

When the tiniest of particles settle onto the deepest of ocean bottoms, they can have the biggest of influences. Fisheries collapse. Tsunamis. Ecosystem shifts. But how do you look at the ocean’s entire vertical swath at once?

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Community organizing, ocean style

Ocean observatories are radically changing not only the way scientists do their science, but also how they interact with one another and the wider public. It’s a vision as large as the Earth itself.

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