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 Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His 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 Replies to “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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