Tag archives for Monterey Bay Aquarium

Joel Sartore is, among other things, a lifelong Nebraskan, an Eagle Scout, and a veteran photographer for National Geographic magazine. He’s also someone who cares deeply about the fate of our planet, and the species that depend on it, including us. Here’s a look at the world and all that’s in it through Joel Sartore’s unique lens.

Monterey Bay: Tip to Tip

I had to do a few things before leaving Monterey Bay: 1) go diving in Monterey Canyon and 2) see the brand-spanking-new National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center on the other side of the bay.

At the world-famous aquarium in Monterey (where Curious Traveler Shannon Switzer is passing through right about now), jellyfish are the star attractions. Varieties you never imagined existed float silently in tanks flooded in blue light. It’s spectacular. In Atlanta’s aquarium, it’s the whale sharks. You never expected to see these enormous creatures outside a TV documentary, yet there they are in front of you. And they’re amazing. Which one’s better? Or is there a better one out there? Tell us your opinion by leaving a comment!

Carmel-by-the-Sea for Kids

By Barbara Noe The idyllic seaside village of Carmel, California, with its rose-draped cottages, sophisticated eateries, and posh art galleries and boutiques, has long been a romantic retreat beloved by couples around the world. But what do you do if you have your family in tow? I recently visited this cute little town about two…

Mmmm… Sustainable Sushi

A few weeks ago, we got all kinds of hungry when we posted about the new sustainable sushi restaurant, Tataki, in San Francisco. But for those of you who can’t make it out to San Fran, there’s now a set of guidebooks just released by the Blue Ocean Institute, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the…