Oceans of MARS

No, not the planet, an acronym: Monterey Accelerated Research System. What’s that? A remote-controlled oceanographic research station sitting 3,000 feet down off the California coast. Seriously cool (at least to those of us with a marine science background). Lots more information here. And yes, the sea bed off Monterey really does drop that precipitously. It would be on a par with the Grand Canyon if it were visible.

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3 Responses to Oceans of MARS

  1. Yes, I belong to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Not only is it fun to visit, it is the funding source for MBARI. If you want to go to the Aquarium, I have visitor passes. It’s an easy drive from San Jose or even Fremont.

  2. Cheryl says:

    It is one of my favorite places in the whole world, and if I had residency here I’d join up too.

    Mind you, I’m not sure about funding the Mimbari…

  3. Yeah, lots of B5 fans have had a go at that one. đŸ˜€
    One wonders if an SF geek didn’t have something to do with the way those initials came out.

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