Last week I started re-reading Steinbeck and Rickett’s Log to the Sea of Cortez, so this MBA post caught my eye. What a dream Baja must have been in 1940.


#ThrowbackThursday: Kelp Forest, Rocky Shore, Open Sea. Wonder why our exhibits are arranged by habitat? Local marine biologist Ed Ricketts, the inspiration for “Doc” in Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row,” championed the study of intertidal “zones,” an idea that influenced the design and layout of the Aquarium.

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