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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2012

Contact:

Liz Love
831-647-4255 or 277-1682

Dawn Hayes
831-647-4256 or 236-6536

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
to Host Annual Research Symposium

The annual Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Currents Symposium - a free public event - will be held April 9, 2011, at California State University Monterey Bay. This year's theme is "Ripple Effects: The Far-Reaching Impacts of Local Ocean Research."

Local scientists will present some of the ground-breaking research they are doing using tools such as undersea robots and electronic satellite tags. This research is helping to unravel mysteries about white sharks, the northward invasion of Humboldt squid, and new species living on the slopes of little-explored seamounts. This work also is helping inform ocean science and policy both nationally and internationally.

WHATSanctuary Currents Symposium: "Ripple Effects: The Far-Reaching Impacts of Local Ocean Research." More than 55 scientists and students will present exhibits, posters and displays highlighting ocean and watershed research projects around the bay.

WHENSaturday, April 9, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERECalifornia State University, Monterey Bay, University Center, Seaside. Parking is available adjacent to the University Center on Sixth Street where the event is being held.

WHOThe public is invited to meet marine scientists, students and representatives from marine research and education organizations from around the bay.

SponsorsNOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Institute for Applied Marine Ecology, California State University Monterey Bay; NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center; Santa Cruz Lab Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments; Monterey Bay Aquarium; and Save The Earth.

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