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Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Cape Cod this week, touring the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, capecod.com reports.
The Sovereign Prince sailed on the MBL’s research vessel, The Gemma, viewed thousands of cephalopods and other marine species in its Marine Resources Centre, and received a comprehensive overview of the marine and environmental research carried out by the MBL.
MBL complements the mission of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which the Prince founded in 2006 to take direct action for the protection of nature, especially the marine environment.
“Our oceans are greatly under threat, despite their size and their vital contributions to humanity,” Prince Albert II said during his visit to the MBL.
His foundation is making a commitment to funding the SeaBase at MBL, an open-access infrastructure for integrated data on marine organisms, their genomes and the environmental status of their habitats, the local news service said.
“This is the central issue of our time, an issue that is urgent and at the same time eternal, an issue for today and for future generations,” he said.
Faced with a strong Serbian team, the Roca boys had to wait until the end of the match to taste victory in the Euroleague, balancing the books ahead of their game against Moscow on Friday.
As National Day fast approaches, Monaco City Hall has released its line-up of free family shows for the celebrations as well as information on how and where to get tickets.
Local charity Les Enfants de Frankie will be organising back-to-back events in December to benefit sick and disadvantaged children, including the popular Kids Nite and Day.
Monaco Boost has launched its third call for applicants, encouraging Monegasque citizens to take advantage of the government-backed business support programme.