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Wow! Look what jellies aquarists Wyatt Patry and Laura Tocki-Toggenburger came across this week: the largest purple stripe jelly they’d ever seen intact—about one meter across.
Young Women in Science
On a foggy morning in Moss Landing, California, an energetic group of middle school girls don wetsuits and life vests. They’re not just preparing for an epic kayak adventure through Elkhorn Slough. They’re learning how they can help save the world’s oceans.
The girls are a part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Young Women in Science program. In this special Otter Camp, young women, mostly from Salinas and Watsonville, are introduced to the ocean and marine life through activities in and around Monterey Bay. The camp is presented in English and Spanish.
It’s part of a long-term effort by the Aquarium to help young women see themselves as having a future in the sciences and in math, at an age when many girls get the message that there’s no place for them in those worlds. In addition to adventures and outings on the bay, participants also meet women working in the sciences – role models for the many possibilities that await.
Here are a couple of photos of the girls enjoying various adventures during Young Women in Science this summer.