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Sanctuary Currents 2013
Change: Observations on the Shifting Ecology of the Sanctuary

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General Information and Program


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium
-Sanctuary Currents 2013-

April 27, 2013


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

"Change is the only constant in the universe. Change alone is unchanging." So said Heraclitus of Ephesus more than 2000 years ago, and this still holds true for the marine ecosystems of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Come learn about changes occurring throughout the Sanctuary, and the drivers of those changes, from the experts actively seeking to understand them. Presentation topics will range from top predators to ocean chemistry, from marine mammals to geology, and will conclude with insights into the changing face of resource management in the region.

Program Flyer


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


Program of Events

8:00 - 8:45 am REGISTRATION
(This is a free event, pre-registration is NOT necessary)
9:00 - 9:15 am WELCOME
9:15 - 9:40 am Observing, monitoring and protecting the blue Serengeti off the California Coast
Dr. Barbara Block - Charles & Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences Evolutionary, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, at Stanford University
9:40 - 10:05 am Waves in the Sanctuary: Impacts from top-down to bottom-up
Dr. Curt Storlazzi - Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, US Geological Survey
10:05 - 10:30 am At the crossroads: What Monterey Bay tells us about climate change, and what climate change tells us about the future of Monterey Bay
Dr. Stephen Palumbi - Harold A. Miller Professor in Marine Sciences, Director of Hopkins Marine Station
10:30 - 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 - 11:25 am The ever-changing world of marine mammals in our Sanctuary
Dr. Karin Forney - Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
11:25 - 11:50 am The changing face of management? A reflection on twenty years of oversight in the MBNMS
William J. Douros - Regional Director, West Coast Region, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA
11:50 - 12:30 pm LUNCH
2:15 - 3:00 pm Ricketts Memorial Lecture:
What would Ed do? Innovations in science and management of kelp forest ecosystems in the 21st century

Dr. Mark H. Carr - Professor, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz



  • 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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