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Director’s Update, March 2024

Have you ever heard of the term pescatarian redwoods? That’s what Patrick Webster, an Underwater Photographer (and former Seymour Center teammate), calls kelp forests. Patrick’s breathtaking photography shares and connects us with what is under the ocean’s surface. Patrick generously allowed us to feature his photographs in our aquarium’s refreshed signage and labels, which we […]












Director’s Update, October 2022

I love this photo.  But… why? What’s so special here? It’s the kind of photo you’ve seen a thousand times. And the colors are all off. In it are the Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a State Assemblyman, a nonprofit executive director, a Santa Cruz mayor, UCSC faculty, fundraisers, grad students, and philanthropists. […]




Applications now open for Ocean Explorers Summer Camp

The highlight of your budding marine scientist’s summer is here! Ocean Explorers campers experience the thrill of scientific discovery and tons of fun with new friends. Seymour Center summer camps provide youth, ages 7 to 14, an unforgettable week sure to inspire a lasting passion for ocean conservation. Ocean Explorers actively explore the fascinating world […]


Director’s Update, March 2022

“This is the best day ever!” cheered a student from Bradley Elementary School in Watsonville as the classroom wrapped up its tour of the marine mammal lab last week.  Thanks to the inimitable Kevin Keedy’s herculean effort, for the first time in two years school kids are back in the Seymour Center for our ultra-popular […]