Aquariums & Buses Like Peas & Carrots

Why Craig? Why Craig would you be posting about buses?

Monterey police are investigating to find out how an empty tourist bus managed to roll away from its parking spot Saturday afternoon and crash into the front wall of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.The 40-foot Coach USA bus rolled downhill on David Avenue, about a block and a half away from the aquarium. Along the way it knocked down several street signs and hit the front end of a car. The bus also sideswiped an office building before ramming into the aquarium. The crash caused major damage to the front of the bus and the corner of the aquarium building near the gift shop. However, the aquarium was able to remain open.

Actual Youtube video of the event below the fold. Luckily I am at A (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) and not B (Monterey Bay Aquarium). O’ yeah and it’s a Saturday and I don’t do weekends. 19.2 miles never felt so good.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

2 comments on “Aquariums & Buses Like Peas & Carrots
  1. I live in Watsonville and was in Salinas today, I’m amazed nobody was talking about this. Surprisingly I’ve never been to the aquarium, at least I know there is bus access…

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