June 26th, 2005

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Went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's public open house yesterday with lady_phoenixice. Was good. I was impressed. Was very crowded. We *did* get our tickets to see the enormous pontoon boat that they use for research expeditions, but we couldn't seem to find the presentations that they advertised so heavily. Either that or the presentations were just the videos that they had going on a random TV upstairs. If so - educational, but underwhelming. I was hoping to hear in person about whale carcass denizens :-)

Still, overall it was a very lovely event, and it was fun to see the machine shop stuff. Probably the part I liked best was talking to the guy about designing a massively pressurized fish trap and fish environment for capturing and returning with sea life from the deep sea floor.