By Antonieta Valenzuela
Located in Ensenada, within the School of Marine Science of the University of Baja California (UABC), the Katsuo Museum opened to the public on March 10, 2016 to promote marine sciences through different exhibitions.
During the opening ceremony, Israel Carpio, the museum coordinator, expressed his gratitude to UABC and to the people involved in the process of establishing the museum. In addition, he thanked the support of Terra Peninsular, Wildcoast and Pro Esteros, non-profit organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature, that were included at the first exhibition of the museum.
To strengthen the collaboration and work towards conserving natural resources of the peninsula, Terra Peninsular contributed with a modest photography exhibition and provided information about our conservation work.
The museum was named after Katsuo Nishikawa Kinomura, a former student of the School of Marine Science at UABC and a renowned oceanologist for its outstanding work and research in different areas of marine sciences.
Katsuo Museum was created to have a museum within the university that promotes marine sciences as “the main strategy and social development instrument, focused on conserving the cultural and natural heritage in Baja California”.
The Mayor of Ensenada, Gilberto Hirata Chico, officiated the opening ceremony at Katsuo Museum. The honored guests expressed their congratulations and good wishes, trusting the museum fulfills its purpose.
In addition to awaken the interest of visitors in marine sciences, the museum also promotes the work and effort of non-profit organizations dedicated to conservation, like Terra Peninsular. We are very glad to have participated at the opening and to be part of the first exhibition of Katsuo Museum.
Visit Katsuo Museum and help promote science and knowledge! For more information, please visit http://www.museokatsuo.com/