Did you know that the beautiful, endangered black sea bass in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit get routine freshwater baths and health checkups? The largest of the three weighs 202 pounds. These amazing fish can reach 500 pounds but are so gentle they like to have their chins scratched by our divers!
The giant sea bass is on the “Red List” of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Establishing Marine Protected Areas can help save the black sea bass. 

Did you know that the beautiful, endangered black sea bass in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit get routine freshwater baths and health checkups? The largest of the three weighs 202 pounds. These amazing fish can reach 500 pounds but are so gentle they like to have their chins scratched by our divers!

The giant sea bass is on the “Red List” of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Establishing Marine Protected Areas can help save the black sea bass. 

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    I saw this guy when I was down in Monterey last spring! He’s HUGE.
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
(831) 648-4800.