2020-09-29@05:18:01 GMT
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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    MONTEREY (CBS SF) – After being closed for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will reopen to visitors with modifications in July. According to a statement on the aquarium’s website, the aquarium will allow members and donors to visit starting July 9th. The aquarium will open to the general public starting July 13th. “We’ve missed welcoming our visitors to the Aquarium and have been looking forward to this day,” aquarium executive director Julie Packard said. Among the adjustments being made, ticket sales will be online only. Aquarium capacity will be limited, with both members and the general public needing to reserve specific times and dates in advance to visit. Inside the aquarium, face...
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium, a world-renowned fixture on Monterey’s Cannery Row waterfront for 35 years and a major Northern California tourist draw, will reopen to the public on Monday July 13 after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Four days earlier, on July 9, members will be allowed into facility, known for its rollicking sea otters, mysterious sharks, hypnotic jellyfish and thousands of other animals. “We’ve missed welcoming our visitors to the aquarium and have been looking forward to this day,” said Julie Packard, the aquarium’s executive director. “Social media and our online experiences have allowed us to stay connected with people virtually, but there is no substitute for connecting with favorite exhibits and animals in real...
    There’s perhaps no creature on earth more blissfully unaware of the turmoil humanity is descending into than the jellyfish. I mean, it doesn’t even have a brain, just a simple nervous system that allows it to leisurely pulse around the oceans. Yet a few among the jellies risked getting caught up in the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic: As the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California closed to the public, someone had to keep taking care of the jellyfish. That someone is jellyfish aquarist MacKenzie Bubel. She’s been working tirelessly behind the scenes—as socially-distanced from her colleagues as possible, of course—to breed and raise a range of species, from the well-known moon jelly to the comb jellies, which actually are a...