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Jumping for joy? Scientists have speculated about why whales—like this humpback calf—breach. Communication? To remove parasites? Or maybe it just feels good to be alive in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! Watch our live Monterey Bay cam(Thanks to Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises for the great photo!)

Jumping for joy? Scientists have speculated about why whales—like this humpback calf—breach. Communication? To remove parasites? Or maybe it just feels good to be alive in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! 

Watch our live Monterey Bay cam

(Thanks to Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises for the great photo!)


Life’s a breach! Humpback whales are still in the bay feeding on massive schools of anchovies—and we have the best seats in the house. These graceful giants have been breaching, spouting and feeding just off our decks! Go whale watching from home with our free computer or mobile wallpaper 

Life’s a breach! Humpback whales are still in the bay feeding on massive schools of anchovies—and we have the best seats in the house. These graceful giants have been breaching, spouting and feeding just off our decks!

Go whale watching from home with our free computer or mobile wallpaper 

Jump for joy! It’s humpback whale season and we’re seeing these graceful giants from our decks every week. Did you know you can use your phone to get updates on animal sightings and special exhibit feedings during your visit? Ask about our text alert program when you arrive. (Photo: Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises)

Jump for joy! It’s humpback whale season and we’re seeing these graceful giants from our decks every week. Did you know you can use your phone to get updates on animal sightings and special exhibit feedings during your visit? Ask about our text alert program when you arrive. 

(Photo: Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises)

Fishermen aren’t the only ones enjoying the bounty of squid off our decks right now. Risso’s dolphins have also been enjoying the feast! These animals are easily identified by their white scarring, left by encounters with other dolphins—and by hooks on squid tentacles. Learn more about life in the bay (Photo: Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises)

Fishermen aren’t the only ones enjoying the bounty of squid off our decks right now. Risso’s dolphins have also been enjoying the feast! These animals are easily identified by their white scarring, left by encounters with other dolphins—and by hooks on squid tentacles.

Learn more about life in the bay

(Photo: Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises)

Now there’s one way to handle the summer heat! Show your love of whales and support ocean conservation at the same time with a Whale Tail license plate—funds help support ocean education, beach cleanups and habitat restoration! Learn more (Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises) 

Now there’s one way to handle the summer heat! Show your love of whales and support ocean conservation at the same time with a Whale Tail license plate—funds help support ocean education, beach cleanups and habitat restoration! 

Learn more 

(Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises) 

Just in time for #EarthDay: orcas create a misty ❤ over Monterey Bay. See it? What are all the ways you ❤ oceans on this special day? We’d love to know! (Thanks Giancarlo Thomae for the great photo)

Just in time for #EarthDay: orcas create a misty ❤ over Monterey Bay. See it? What are all the ways you  oceans on this special day? We’d love to know! (Thanks Giancarlo Thomae for the great photo)

Have you seen them? A pod of Risso’s dolphins has been circulating in the bay this week. In this amazing photo from Giancarlo Thomae, a mother pushes a newborn to the surface to take a breath. 

Have you seen them? A pod of Risso’s dolphins has been circulating in the bay this week. In this amazing photo from Giancarlo Thomae, a mother pushes a newborn to the surface to take a breath. 

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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.