Celebrate #MontereyBayWeek

July 22, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

Otters have returned to the bay, but populations are still smaller than they should be. (Photo by Corey Arnold)

In the past 66 years, California’s Monterey Bay has gone from toxic soup to waters capable of supporting sea otters, whales, and a thriving kelp forest. In our July issue, Sunset editor-at-large, Peter Fish, covered the bay’s polluted past, its surprisingly pristine present, and how what we’re learning there might just save our oceans.

To celebrate the renaissance, we’ve partnered with the fabulous Monterey Bay Aquarium to roll out Monterey Bay Week, five days of trivia, photos (like most people, we just can’t get enough of those otters), and tips on protecting our oceans, from choosing sustainable seafood to buying plastic-free beach toys.

Follow along with us on Twitter (@SunsetMag; #montereybayweek), share your stories and memories on Facebook, or post photos to Instagram (@SunsetMag), tagged #montereybayweek.

Read the full story from our July issue, and browse our sustainable seafood guide on our website.


  1. Nicholas Aliotti

    Monterey Bay was never toxic soup or polluted. The article by Peter Fish in the July issue of Sunset Magazine is a fairy tale.

    August 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

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