Annual Report

Bringing a deep-sea canyon to life

In a year like no other, MBARI continued to explore the ocean and shed light on the mysteries hidden beneath Monterey Bay.

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President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Scholin reflects on how MBARI is advancing science, research, and technology in unprecedented times.

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2020 Award Recipients

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Kelly Benoit-Bird

Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography, Acoustical Society of America

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Bruce Robison

Honorable Mention in a film Robison narrated, "Cephalopods: Aliens of the Deep," Jackson Wild Media Awards

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Darrin Schultz

Honorable Mention, Student presentation at the Deep-Sea Biology eMeeting


MBARI’s Information and Technology Dissemination Division

2020 Marine Education Award for outstanding work and leadership by an organization

In Memoriam

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Frank Press

Former MBARI Board Member

A noted geophysicist and former member of MBARI’s Board of Directors, Frank Press served on MBARI’s Board from 1995 to 2004. From 1981 until 1993, Frank also served as president of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 1994 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. In 2004, MBARI researchers named a newly-discovered species of deep-sea worm in his honor.

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Paul Tucker

Long-time MBARI Employee

Paul Tucker's energetic, enthusiastic, and friendly demeanor brought joy to many at MBARI. He worked just about every job on our vessels, including ROV pilot, deckhand, oiler, engineer, relief mate, and relief master, before transitioning to work as an electro-mechanical technician onshore. Paul retired in September 2017 after almost 24 years at MBARI.