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The National Ocean Conference (information available at is being held in Monterey June 11-12. There is also another link at the site.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) ( hosts the kelp forest exhibit. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) ( was founded in 1987 by David Packard with a mission "to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology, through the development of better instruments, systems, and methods for scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean."

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) has performed a Site Characterization which is online at Of particular interest is the section Kelp Forest & Rocky Subtidal Habitats by Matt Edwards and Mike Foster of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

The Monterey Bay Ocean Consortium (MBOC) ( MBOC is a confederation of the many organizations (educational, research, governmental, advocacy, business, etc.) around the bay. Shared goals include working together to build a thriving economy that uses ocean resources in a sustainable way, collaborating on studies of the marine environment, and developing tools that bring scientific knowledge from the laboratory to the classroom.

The National Marine Sanctuary Program (

The CalPoly DELTA Collaborative Multimedia Database Project has a Biological Sciences Database - Marine Biology which has classification information and photographs on a variety of species. The material contained in this database may only be used for non-profit, educational purposes (so this project qualifies). The database is searchable. Here is a query example:

Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Instructional Development group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Fish Pics Database at

Seaweed site by Michael D. Guiry at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Available at This site contains a wealth of information and resources on seaweeds. The site includes Check-lists of the Seaweeds (Benthic Marine Algae) of Britain, Ireland and northern Europe; two bibliographic databases on seaweeds (including 17,500 scientific references from periodicals); an email discussion list (Algae-L); two fascinating sections on seaweed cultivation and the seaweed industry; a fully searchable taxonomic database of seaweeds; and links to related sites. Typical returns to the taxonomic database search query include Distribution, Type Locality, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Basionym, and Synonym. Although scant with visual images, this site is rich in every other dimension, and serves as an excellent resource to seaweed researchers and educators alike. [review by LXP of the Internet Scout report, vol. 5, no. 1.]

The Slug Site at includes numerous images of nudibranches.

The Virtual Canyon Project at is a prototype for student online science exploration, research, and publishing, targeted at grades 3 and 9. The focus is the deep sea habitats in the Monterey Bay Canyon using the rich bioresources of the Monterey Bay and its science research community; the project serves as a model of collaboration between K-12 education, an aquarium, and the science research community.

Brutzman, Donald P., "Networked Ocean Science Research and Education, Monterey Bay California," INET 95: Fifth Annual Conference of the Internet Society, Honolulu Hawaii, June 27-30 1995. Available at and

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Contact information: Don Brutzman (, 831.656.2149)
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