Showing posts tagged as "Monterey Bay Aquarium"
Did you know that Pacific white-sided dolphins, like these seen recently in the bay, can swim in herds of thousands? Members form a close-knit group and will often care for a sick or injured dolphin.
(Steve Johnston photo)
Underwater Explorers starts today, where kids eight to 13 are introduced to the underwater world through surface scuba diving. They’ll meet amazing animals while getting a fish’s-eye view of the bay. No experience is necessary, only a sense of adventure!
Here’s something to get your brain working on a Monday morning: What’s the largest creature on earth? Hint: We’ve been seeing them recently in the bay! (Steve Johnston photo)
Happy #FathersDay! A dad’s work is never done—particularly in the seahorse family, where fathers are tasked with carrying young, like this weedy sea dragon. Can you find the eggs?
What can you do to help our oceans? The Aquarium’s Jim Covel shows how simple steps make a big difference.
Have you tried the “Otter Spotter Station” on our ocean-view decks? Guests counted 26 otters floating in kelp beds today, including moms and pups. It could be a record! Come look through our scopes and binoculars and see if you can count them all.
Things are lively out in the bay! Ever wonder what makes Risso’s dolphins so scarred, like this example photographed just last weekend? The squid they eat have abrasive hooks on their tentacles. As these dolphins age, they can become almost completely white from the process. Thanks to Senior Guest Experience Trainer Steve Johnston for the great shot!
Want another view of our peacock mantis shrimp? Those claws can shatter a clam shell, crack open a crab or shatter glass!
Have you seen them? We’ve had blue blubber jellies on display in “The Jellies Experience” before, but this maroon version is new to us. Spectacular, don’t you think?
Here’s today’s #puzzler: What’s the California state marine fish? One was recently added to the Sea Otter exhibit!
(Answer: The Garibaldi is the state marine fish of California!)