Aquarium of the Bay – Bay to Sea Symposium




PANEL 1 – 10:10 – 11:25 AM

The Bay, the Ocean and the Wonder


Panelists include: 

Dr. Steve Palumbi, Director of 

Stanford University’s Hopkins
Marine Lab

Marc Holmes, The Bay Institute’s Bay Restoration Program Director

David Helvarg, Author and Blue Frontier Founder 


PANEL 2 – 11:30 – 12:45 PM

Challenges to Our Ocean World


Panelists include:

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, OSU Professor 

and former NOAA Administrator

Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Former Port of 

Los Angeles Director and USC Professor

Dr. Steve Gaines, Dean of UC Santa Barbara Bren School 


LUNCH 12:45 PM

Distribute free bag lunches generously donated by Wendy Benchley


Can We Restore Our Blue Planet?


Panelists include: 

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue and National Geographic Explorer in Residence

Dr. Margaret Leinen, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

The Honorable Congressman Sam Farr of Monterey (invited)


Moderated by Brian Baird

Director, Ocean and Coastal Program The Bay Institute/ Aquarium of the Bay