​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Celebrating Monterey Bay’s conservation comeback: Dr. M. Sanjayan co-hosts Big Blue Live on PBS

Once a year, an incredible marine migration occurs — the waters of California’s Monterey Bay teem with humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, migratory birds and more. This year, PBS and our own Dr. M. Sanjayan want you to join it. Tune in to Big Blue Live on PBS August 31 – Sept 2 (check local listings) and follow #BigBlueLive to experience this amazing event in real time.


​​​​​“Big Blue Live” takes you to the waters of Monterey Bay, California, a powerful conservation success story on the rim of the Pacific Ocean. Once a degraded habitat, this famous bay has experienced a remarkable recovery. Today, it attracts one of the world’s most impressive marine migrations, and for three nights starting August 31, from 8–9 p.m. EST/PST (all others check local listings) on PBS, you can join the action as it happens.

While Monterey Bay thrives, the same cannot be said for much of the Earth’s ocean — and a changing climate may exacerbate threats to endangered marine species and habitats. With less than 4% of the ocean currently considered protected, CI is working to change that with one of the most ambitious protected area programs on the planet, aimed at protecting and safeguarding an area of the Pacific that represents 10% of our global ocean.

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