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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shark Days in Monterey

The Monterey Bay Aquarium fetes its toothiest denizens. View gallery »

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Loggerhead in Monterey

A Loggerhead in Monterey

The aquarium gets a very special, very wee new resident. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Jellyfish Jamboree

Monterey Bay Jellyfish Jamboree

The aquarium's most ethereal visitors get their own weekend-long party. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Jellies in Monterey

Rare Jellies in Monterey

Aquariums have never been able to keep Crown Jellies, but the Monterey Bay Aquarium found a way. Read »

Sunday, Apr 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Aquarium-Style April Fools

Aquarium-Style April Fools

Is there a Plesiosaurus swimming at one our country's most famous ocean institutes? Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Jelly Fish in the Museum

Jelly Fish in the Museum

Can't get enough of the ocean's most diaphanous creatures? Monterey's got a double dose of goodness for your jelly jonesing. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Jellies Galore

Jellies Galore

The most alien of the underwater creatures gets a new exhibit in Monterey. Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey's Sea Otter Rescue

Monterey's Sea Otter Rescue

A rescued pup joins the Sea Otter Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gift (Card) of the Sea

Gift (Card) of the Sea

Your pal loves Monterey Bay Aquarium? Here's her next birthday present. Read »

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Shark Days

Monterey Shark Days

Sharks swim at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and people who love sharks come to learn all about them. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.