will mbari's reputation be further tarnished by lawsuits?

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LA TIMES REPORTER

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Oct 24, 2010
Will possibly pending lawsuits by LaborProBono for discrimination and harassment working conditions, and Jones Act Injury lawsuits for their groundings of their Research Vessel Western Flyer against MBARI further damage their credibility as leaders in ocean research?
Surfer Dude

Salinas, CA

#2 Oct 24, 2010
Absolutely!! Why Julie Packard EVER allowed some of their managers with a proven track record of failure to keep on running things there behooves me! the lawsuits are ienevitable! Stevie Wonder could see this coming!! HAHAHAHAHA
Monterey Bay Local Yokel

Salinas, CA

#3 Oct 24, 2010
MBARI announced a little while back that they had to start downsizing on orders from the Packard Foundation, which is their golden goose. I think the foundation was so angry at all of mbari management screw ups that they are just whittleing away at it until there is NO more mbari. Yes its a pity Julie seems SO CLULESS! There is much more to mbari as we are finding out of course! I know there is a journalist compiling info and writing a book about mbaris innere workings.
Here is a link to one of mbaris PR releases they put out about their budget "woes"

http://forums.mercurynews.com/topic/mbari-cut...
dOgBErt rOSco

Moss Landing, CA

#4 Oct 25, 2010
We can only hope and pray MARBI goes away. Like a rock on the beach it is time for the organization. Feel good science, The do not eat list that have nothing to do with science.

Dictating what fish is valuable and what fishery crashes because of a bad list. local fisherman were allowed an 8 day fishery this year. 8 days to make some money to keep the boats alive. When California salmon were added to there list the price crashed.

The fish were still caught but the profit was not there.

Local Fisherman

Salinas, CA

#5 Oct 25, 2010
dOgBErt rOSco wrote:
We can only hope and pray MARBI goes away. Like a rock on the beach it is time for the organization. Feel good science, The do not eat list that have nothing to do with science.
Dictating what fish is valuable and what fishery crashes because of a bad list. local fisherman were allowed an 8 day fishery this year. 8 days to make some money to keep the boats alive. When California salmon were added to there list the price crashed.
The fish were still caught but the profit was not there.
I AGREE!! The rich white elitist at MBARI give NO thought to the many lives they have ruined with their self absorbed edicts and actions. They are amongst the "ILK" that have decided we have global warming and citizens will have to curtail certain activities, and of course us poor people will need to pay more for energy etc. Are going to feed MY family Julie Packard now that we are in the poorhouse?
Government Scientist

Providence, UT

#6 Oct 25, 2010
I think MBARI should close its doors, and let government researchers do a proper job with ocean research so its not BIASED with special interests, such as the global warming crowd, or the fisheries crowd, etc. Mbari has so MANY shipwrecks, i am just afraid they will really HARM the environment with a large fuel spill somewhere, such as their near miss right in the harbor this year!!
You can click on this Government website and type in Western Flyer under "Involved Vessel" and you can get an idea how they are in over there head so to speak. So the answer is YES, there crediblity will be even WORSE.

http://cgmix.uscg.mil/IIR/IIRSearch.aspx
Broken Glass

Atlanta, GA

#8 Oct 27, 2010
Joke: How do you make the cocktail "Shipwreck"?
Answer: Cutty Sark on the rocks.

How do you make an EXPENSIVE Shipwreck?
Answer: Send the Research Vessel Western Flyer out to sea.

Funnier Joke: http://cgmix.uscg.mil/IIR/IIRSearch.aspx

Answer: Type in "Western Flyer" under "Involved Vessel". HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Now THATS funny!!!

Since: Oct 10

Fullerton, CA

#9 Oct 27, 2010
Broken Glass wrote:
Joke: How do you make the cocktail "Shipwreck"?
Answer: Cutty Sark on the rocks.
How do you make an EXPENSIVE Shipwreck?
Answer: Send the Research Vessel Western Flyer out to sea.
Funnier Joke: http://cgmix.uscg.mil/IIR/IIRSearch.aspx
Answer: Type in "Western Flyer" under "Involved Vessel". HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Now THATS funny!!!
Im NOT laughing. Wait until we get a hold of you.
Cold In Canada

Montréal, Canada

#11 Oct 27, 2010
Sacre Bleu my yank friends. I could not help but to notice that this Chap mentioned in this article has the same name as the Chief Mate On MBARIs Research Vessel Western Flyer. Looks like he is under some sort of federal Investigation. YIKES!!!
Skeeter

Portland, OR

#13 Oct 27, 2010
Government Scientist wrote:
I think MBARI should close its doors, and let government researchers do a proper job with ocean research so its not BIASED with special interests, such as the global warming crowd, or the fisheries crowd, etc. Mbari has so MANY shipwrecks, i am just afraid they will really HARM the environment with a large fuel spill somewhere, such as their near miss right in the harbor this year!!
You can click on this Government website and type in Western Flyer under "Involved Vessel" and you can get an idea how they are in over there head so to speak. So the answer is YES, there crediblity will be even WORSE.
http://cgmix.uscg.mil/IIR/IIRSearch.aspx
accordingly to Mumbaris own web site, this here Steve feller was resposible for the hiring of all these incompetants that caused their many woes! Here is his link. He is IN CHARGE of their Marine Operations!!! I guess his bosses are AWAY ON EXTENDED VACATIONS!!

http://www.mbari.org/staff/etst/
Gloria T

Vincentown, NJ

#15 Oct 27, 2010
IF you are looking for a Pretty Face, oh please, please,puleezeee DONT LOOK HERE.
http://www.mbari.org/staff/etst/Default2.htm
Have you EVER heard of ANYTHING so RETARDED????
Riot Gurrl

Salinas, CA

#16 Nov 3, 2010
I hear the list of litigants grows weekly.
Riot Gurrl

Salinas, CA

#18 Nov 3, 2010
Cold In Canada wrote:
Sacre Bleu my yank friends. I could not help but to notice that this Chap mentioned in this article has the same name as the Chief Mate On MBARIs Research Vessel Western Flyer. Looks like he is under some sort of federal Investigation. YIKES!!!
http://www.mbari.org/staff/ggunther/
fishing in oregon

Portland, OR

#22 Dec 20, 2010
this stupid topix is a bigger waste of time than facebook.cant beeleave i am so bored to look at this c r a p

Since: Jan 11

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Jan 3, 2011
Gloria T wrote:
IF you are looking for a Pretty Face, oh please, please,puleezeee DONT LOOK HERE.
http://www.mbari.org/staff/etst/Default2.htm
Have you EVER heard of ANYTHING so RETARDED????
thats nothing really, for mbari.beelieve me!
MBARI LOVA

Monterey, CA

#26 Jan 6, 2011
These MBARI posts are so bizarre... get a life...don't you have anything better to do? What you post does nothing, NOTHING to rattle anyone because your claims are so strange. you are wasting your time...MBARI ROCKS!!
Investigating MBARI

Los Angeles, CA

#30 Jan 13, 2011
MBARI LOVA wrote:
These MBARI posts are so bizarre... get a life...don't you have anything better to do? What you post does nothing, NOTHING to rattle anyone because your claims are so strange. you are wasting your time...MBARI ROCKS!!
YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT MBARI BEING ON THE ROCKS. I ALSO CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS GUY ON THE WITNESS STAND IN COURT SOON. THAT IS ALSO GOING TO ROCK.

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/monterey-co...
Interested

Berkeley, CA

#31 Nov 15, 2011
LA TIMES REPORTER wrote:
Will possibly pending lawsuits by LaborProBono for discrimination and harassment working conditions, and Jones Act Injury lawsuits for their groundings of their Research Vessel Western Flyer against MBARI further damage their credibility as leaders in ocean research?
Are there actual lawsuits filed? I hear lots of stories but actual lawsuits?
Interested

Moss Landing, CA

#32 Nov 26, 2011
I would like to find out who the is writing the book and when it will be released. I may be able to help provide some information.
Celestialsailor

Mesa, AZ

#33 Feb 18, 2013
Now I hear MBARI has a Lawsuit against the local boatyard in Moss Landing for being a gross polluter. To the tune of 110 million. Since when is MBARI a cop. They sang a sweet song to get into Moss Landing. Now they ave turned on local business...nice move Julie!

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