23 Nov '11, 5pm

Julie Packard of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Talks About the Future of Our Oceans

Julie Packard of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Talks About the Future of Our Oceans

Curiosity.com/Video screen capture Julie Packard is part of the Packard family, which founded the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Following in the family footsteps of ocean conservation, Packard studied marine algal ecology and aquaculture in college, completing her masters degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and has been the aquarium's Executive Director for 26 years. Discussing her thoughts on Discovery's Curiosity.com site, Packard has addressed many pressing questions in ocean conservation. Why should we care about the oceans? "The majority of the living space, the majority of the area where life exists is underwater, if you look at it in three dimensions. Of course, the oceans are such a key piece of life. They're our life support system." Why are so many people unaware of the threats facing our oceans? "Getting people connected with the oceans is really to...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/julie-packar...

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