2020

Annual Report

Highlights of our research and technology developments

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.

2020 Award Recipients

In Memoriam


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.

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.