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Adorable Otter GIFs Just Ruined Our Entire Afternoon

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.16.2013 | Good News

Thousands of employees across the country stopped working on Wednesday when PBS Nature unveiled the following GIFs in anticipation of its new show "Sa...

This Puffin Has A New Best Friend

Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

Either this puffin is new to the tank and hasn't learned to ignore the hoards of viewers, or there's something really intriguing about this little gir...

Cute, Clever, Connected: Otter 501 Movie is Redefining "Revolutionary"

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Cute, clever and connected: Otter 501 is the latest film from Mark Shelley, executive producer/director of photography; Bob Talbot, director and Sea Studios Foundation.

The Travelistas Take On Chicago For A Girlfriends' Getaway

Posted 08.25.2012 | Black Voices

Travelistas Teri and Andrea are back again with yet another fun girlfriends' getaway. This time, the two adventure seekers decided to hit Chicago, Ill...

Top 8 "Wild" Bay Area Adventures

offMetro.com | Posted 09.09.2012 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

Sometimes the Discovery Channel just isn't enough. Sometimes you just want to go wild. Whether you're hankering to hang with massive elephant seals or ride a horse, you'll find it all and more in our picks for the best "wild" bay area adventures.

Otter 501: More Than the Cutest Thing Ever

Deborah Stambler | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green
Deborah Stambler

When I showed my daughters the trailer for the film Otter 501, I knew exactly what I was going to hear. I call it the puppy voice.

First Surrogate Otter Mom Dies

Newser.com | Posted 05.06.2012 | Weird News

Staff at California's Monterey Bay Aquarium are mourning the most remarkable sea otter they have ever encountered. Toola, who died at age 15, was t...

Young Great White Shark Dies A Week After Release From California Aquarium

Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

Monterey Bay Aquarium in California announced this past week that a young great white shark that was released a week earlier has died. The shark, ...

Why Is One Aquarium Allowed To Dump Millions Of Gallons Of Waste A Day?

| Posted 12.25.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust Although famous for conservation and its sustainable and environmentally ...

In the Kitchen With Food Writer and Cookbook Author Kristine Kidd

Laura Klein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Food
Laura Klein

"The first or top recommendation I have is visit a local farmers market. It's a joyful experience to buy direct from farmers and it's a sensual experience. You can experience and smell aromas, colors and flavors, and the food is so fresh it doesn't need much help."

Farmed Salmon Threaten Wild Stocks With Deadly Sea Lice

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.24.2011 | Food

Farmed salmon present a serious threat to the survival of wild salmon stocks in the form of tiny sea lice, according a new study by Martin Krkosek of ...

It's Time to Save Sharks

Julie Packard | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

We've demonized sharks for far too long. Now the tide is turning, and when it does, sharks won't be the only winners.

Cheers to Oceans: Ted Danson's Role as Conservationist

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books
Mark Tercek

We need to do a better job at making nature relevant to everyone, demonstrating that taking much better care of lands and water is not a luxury but a necessity. Ted's book goes a long way in doing that.

Communing With The Penguins In Patagonia And California

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

It may be chilly and drizzly, but the penguin families are out for a day at the beach -- literally. It's New Year's Eve in 2009. We're in Patagonia, Chile, at the bottom of the hemisphere.

Tsunami, a Sea Turtle and Plastic Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a place in the middle of the Pacific where bits and pieces of our lives wind up, entering the paths of sea turtles, albatross, and a wide array of ocean animals.

Inspiration from Izzie

Julie Packard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Packard

Each of us can recount a person in our lives that shaped who we are. Sadly, I lost an important mentor this past month with the passing of Isabella Aiona Abbott.

Saving Sea Otters, Saving Ourselves

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

California has led the nation in environmental protection in so many ways. It's surely within our reach to ensure that our sea otters survive and thrive.

WATCH: Can These Adorable Ocean Animals Adapt To Climate Change?

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

2010-08-25-climate.jpg Monterey Bay Aquarium is taking a lighter look with a new online video, Change for the Oceans.

The Wonder of the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The ocean is the biggest backyard we have, and a close look at the life it contains will leave you wide-eyed in amazement.

Paul Hawken: The High Cost of Cheap Food (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Paul Hawken eloquently explains how the price of food is divorced from its true costs, and what this really means for society, at large.

Decisive Days for Our Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

This is a decisive moment for our oceans -- if we seize it. Let's focus on doing a few really important things for their future, with the opportunity we have before us right now.

For Earth Day, A Simple Step to Save the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Someone asked me the other day: If you could ask people to do just one thing to ensure thriving oceans for the future, what would you suggest? It's surprisingly simple.

Seafood Watch Helps Consumers Navigate Through Sea Of Fish Options (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Seafood Watch, a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium began about 10 years ago to help raise consumer awareness and promote business practices to prot...

Sustainable Seafood (PHOTOS): The Best And Worst Fish To Eat

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of HuffPost Green's Our Oceans project, we're highlighting how you can make sustainable seafood choices. Sustainable seafood is fish that is c...

State of the Oceans' Health: In Crisis, Part 2 (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2010-04-02-fish.jpg When we fish for tuna, salmon and other top predators of the sea, we artificially disrupt the mix of predator to prey, and we harm the natural ecosystems that support life.