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M. Sanjayan: The community of nature

Conservation & Science

Through September 2, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary are hosting Big Blue Live– an unprecedented series of live natural history broadcasts from PBS and the BBC. Big Blue Live highlights the remarkable marine life that gathers in Monterey Bay each summer, and celebrates an ocean conservation success story of global significance. We’re publishing guest commentaries about conservation efforts that contribute to the health of the bay and our ocean planet. This is from Dr. M. Sanjayan, a senior scientist and executive vice president with Conservation International. (It originally appeared on CI’s Human Nature blog.)  Sanjayan will be one of the presenters when PBS airs Big Blue Live starting August 31.

Dr. M. Sanjayan

Gaze into a tide pool and you’ll see all of life’s complexity, shrunken down to size. From the soft anemones waving sticky tentacles, to spiny sea urchins, to hard-shelled mussels, with…

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