monterey bay aquarium, communications director, ken peterson

Ken Peterson

Communications Director
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Ken Peterson is communications director for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, including its Seafood Watch and ocean policy programs. In that capacity, he’s responsible for media relations and other communications about a public aquarium that’s considered both an ocean conservation leader and the finest public aquarium in the world.

Prior to joining the aquarium in 1989, he was a writer/editor for 15 years with California newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News and Monterey County Herald. His writing focused on coastal, land use and environmental issues. In addition to his other responsibilities, he serves as an institutional liaison with the Center for Ocean Solutions, a collaboration among Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the Aquarium to address—and solve—the major threats facing the oceans worldwide.