The Return of the Sea Otter to Monterey Bay
California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences
Dr. Stephen Palumbi discusses his work on developing new methods to help design marine parks for conservation. His latest book is an unusual environmental success story called The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival.
How do an economy and an ecosystem recover in the face of record unemployment, devastating oil spills, and a rancorous public debate? California’s Monterey Bay offers a surprising and timely example. Once known for rampant whaling, overfishing, and putrid canneries, Monterey Bay has become a world-renowned tourist destination famous for its picturesque coastlines, enchanting otters, and popular aquarium.