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Bay of Life – Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom – MAH

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• Updated February 8, 2023 •

Excerpt from the MAH website:
The Bay of Life is a unique confluence of land and sea, energized by the sun, shaped by the forces of fog and fire, and influenced by the actions of people.

“We know of no other place in the world where land and sea connect
in such an extraordinary way.”
–Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom

Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales is a new exhibition from renowned National Geographic photographer-writer team Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom that brings land and sea together for a unified view of Monterey Bay and its natural abundance.

The exhibition is on view at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) from January 19, 2023 to April 30, 2023.  The exhibition supports Lanting and Eckstrom’s new book, Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales, which documents how the region has recovered, telling a hopeful story of how damaged ecosystems can be restored when people care and take action together. Numerous organizations and institutions have played key roles in the region’s ecological comeback. Bay of Life celebrates their achievements and ties together the work of scientists and conservationists in both marine and terrestrial fields.

Visit the MAH website for more information on the Exhibit:

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Learn more about the work of Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom:

Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales – MBEP Presentation – October 14, 2022

Photo Gallery: The Bay of Life Opening at MAH, January 21, 2023


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