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June 14, 2011

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Mia Bella

This is amazing and great way to protect our turtles and others. Great improvments for the future.

FP

I think it took a while for the tuna to get big enough to create problems.

Ken Peterson

Wendi, our white shark project team will be in the field in August, tagging juvenile great whites and -- we hope -- collecting one to bring back to Monterey. If it happens, and it's always an "if", we might have a young great white toward the end of August or early September.

Wendi

We are coming out at the end of the month. I can't wait to see the newly done exhibit! Are you planning to have another Great White in the future?

Wendi

We are coming out at the end of the month. I can't wait to see the newly done exhibit! Are you planning to have another Great White in the future?

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Yes, we do have an ocean sunfish!

Julie L

Thank you for the information on this exhibit and all of the hard work it took to make it brand new again! It is very facinating to learn all of the "behind the scenes" information on my #1 reason why I visit your BEAUTIFUL aquarium! I wish I lived closer, I'd volunteer at your aquarium!

Julie L

Are you going to include the Giant Sunfish in this exhibit? They are so beautiful!

Kevin Smith

Thank you for the info, Ken!

WV

Hey, I love your new blog. I'll be reading regularly as long as you keep it going.

Ken Peterson

Kevin, our husbandry staff used a variety of aquatic stretchers and slings to move the animals to temporary quarters in our Tuna Resarch and Conservation Center or new Animal Research and Care Center. (You can read more about the ARCC in an earlier blog entry.)

Both of thes centers have other long-term uses: to help in the study of tunas and other open-ocean fishes; and as holding pools for animals we plan to exhibit in the future.

Some of the larger tunas couldn't be moved safely (either for their safety or that of our staff) and under state wildlife regulations they couldn't be returned to the wild. In those cases, the case, the animals were humanely euthanized.

Kevin Smith

Great news, I am excited to see the new exhibit. How are you able to move the larger fish, like the Tuna, to perform this work?

Marlene

The Outer Bay exhibit is one of my favorites and I have never seen the turtles there! I am excited that they are coming back. More to love! Yay to improvements!

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