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What does Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary sound like?

Unveiling of a new Sound Exhibit at the Sanctuary Exploration Center
Friday, October 11th | 5pm-8pm

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) unveil a new “Soundscape Exhibit” at the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz. MBARI and MBNMS staff and scientists will be on hand to share the latest on sound research in the sanctuary.


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WHAT: Sanctuary Exhibit Opening

  • Listen in on the Sounds in the Sanctuary Learn about why sound waves travel 4 times faster in water than in air? How marine mammals use sound to survive in a dark ocean?
  • 7:00 p.m. - Join a presentation from Dr. John Ryan, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute - Listening to the Life of MBNMS
  • Joshua Miller, Embodied Sounds, will offer a meditative concert blending live instruments with local recordings of sounds from whales, dolphins, and people: Soundsoftheocean.com
  • Plankton Sound World by Kris Force Sanctuary

WHO: Hosted by MBNMS and MBARI

Who have collaborated to develop, design and fabricate a unique and interactive exhibit to listen to the sanctuary soundscape. Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) record sounds with an underwater microphone called a hydrophone. The exhibit allows visitors to listen in on the sounds from whales, dolphins and people as well as other natural sounds -- from raindrops to earthquakes.

WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2019 5:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

There will be refreshments and appetizers.

WHERE: Sanctuary Exploration Center, 35 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

MORE INFO: For event details, please contact lisa.uttal@noaa.gov