This memoir presents one man's lifelong love of the ocean and gives a highly personal, behind-the-scenes look at California's innovative aquariums. David Powell, for many years curator of the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, tells the story of his life as a pioneering aquarist.
David C. Powell consults on aquarium design around the world. He was Director of Live Exhibit Development at the Monterey Bay Aquarium until his retirement in 1997. He was also Curator of the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco and Curator of Fishes at Sea World in San Diego. Distinguished oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle is Chair of DOER Marine Operations, a designer of manned and robotic sub-sea systems.
David C. Powell
University of California Press
Date of Publication
UC Press/Monterey Bay Aquarium Series in Marine Conservation