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Sanctuary Currents 2011
Ripple Effects: The Far-Reaching Impacts of Local Ocean Research

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Research Posters & Awards | 2011 Symposium Poster (344KB PDF*)

General Information and Program


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium
-Sanctuary Currents 2011-

April 9, 2011


California State University,
Monterey Bay,
University Center, Sixth Street,
Seaside, CA

The diversity of marine life in Monterey Bay has attracted an unparalleled cluster of world-class research institutions, making our region a hotspot for both wildlife and ocean science. Join us to learn about some of the groundbreaking work our research community is undertaking using incredible tools such as undersea robots and electronic satellite tags. They're unraveling mysteries about great white sharks, the northward invasion of Humboldt squid, and new species living on the slopes of little-explored seamounts. Their work is having an impact far beyond Monterey Bay, helping inform ocean science and management policies both nationally and internationally.


2011 Currents Symposium Poster


  • Institute For Applied Marine Ecology
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Save The Earth
  • NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center
  • NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Program of Events

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
(This is a free event, pre-registration is NOT necessary)
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 - 9:40 am Creatures of Habit: California's Unique White Shark Population
Dr. Salvador Jorgensen, Research Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium
9:40 - 10:05 am From Robots to Plankton—Monterey Bay as a Window to the Future
Dr. James G. Bellingham, Chief Technologist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
10:05 - 10:30 am Humboldt Squid in the California Current
Julia Stewart, Graduate Candidate, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
10:30 - 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 - 11:25 am Davidson Seamount: An Internationally Famous Deep-Sea Feature in Your Own Backyard
Dr. Andrew DeVogelaere, Research Coordinator, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
11:25 - 11:50 am Ocean Management in California: From Managing Abundance to Managing Scarcity
Fred Keeley,Trustee, California Ocean Science Trust; Author, Marine Life Management Act; Former Speaker pro Tempore, California State Assembly
11:50 - 12:30 am LUNCH
12:30 - 2:15 pm RESEARCH POSTERS
2:15 - 3:00 pm Ricketts Memorial Lecture:
The Biology of Giant Kelp: Implications for Kelp Forests and Beyond
Dr. Michael S. Foster, Professor Emeritus, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
3:00 - 3:15 pm Research Poster Awards


  • From Highway 1:
    Exit at the CSUMB/Fort Ord Main Entrance, which turns into Light Fighter Drive. Proceed on Light Fighter Dr. past General Jim Blvd. and make the next left onto Colonel Durham Rd. Continue on Durham and make the first left onto Sixth Avenue. The University Center (building with distinctive "white tent" roof) is on your left.
  • From Salinas:
    Take Reservation Road. Turn left on Imjin Road, then turn take the first left onto Abrams Drive. Where Abrams ends at a stop sign, turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road. Turn left onto Seventh Avenue. Turn right onto B Street. Turn left onto Sixth Avenue. The University Center (building with distinctive "white tent" roof) is on your left.
  • CSUMB Campus Map (524KB PDF*)
  • Printable Driving Directions (487KB PDF*)
  • CSUMB Map and Directions
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