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What’s your guess? It’s a tradition with our staff to predict the day when the first pigeon guillemots will arrive and nest under our decks, traditionally between Feb. 21 and March 1. We’ll let you know when we see them! 
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What’s your guess? It’s a tradition with our staff to predict the day when the first pigeon guillemots will arrive and nest under our decks, traditionally between Feb. 21 and March 1. We’ll let you know when we see them! 

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It’s a big deal when a penguin chick hatches at the Aquarium. Learn how we’re raising a little one right now—and helping preserve this endangered species. 

Learn about the variety of birds you can spot just off our decks and in Monterey Bay, in our latest podcast.

Happy #Friday! The men and women in tuxedos are reporting for duty. You?
Thanks to staffer Debra Naeve for the great video!
View our penguins live.

Happy #Friday! The men and women in tuxedos are reporting for duty. You?

Thanks to staffer Debra Naeve for the great video!

View our penguins live.

 
Need help getting through your #humpday? Perhaps a behind-the-scenes penguin chick picture will do the trick. We’re happy to announce the name: Maq. We also recently determined the sex of the chick: it’s a girl!

As you can see, she has very few down feathers left. She is being left with other adults, unsupervised during the day. She is hand feeding from staff and swimming. At some point she’ll be on exhibit!

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Need help getting through your #humpday? Perhaps a behind-the-scenes penguin chick picture will do the trick. We’re happy to announce the name: Maq. We also recently determined the sex of the chick: it’s a girl!
As you can see, she has very few down feathers left. She is being left with other adults, unsupervised during the day. She is hand feeding from staff and swimming. At some point she’ll be on exhibit!
 

What’s life like for our penguin chick behind the scenes right now? We’ll warn you. It’s pretty rough. 

Learn more about African blackfooted penguins and the dangers they face in the wild

Good morning! Our Laysan albatross, Makana, can’t wait to come out and meet you at 1:30 in front of the Kelp Forest, every day. 
Learn more about Makana and the dangers this species faces in the wild. 

Good morning! Our Laysan albatross, Makana, can’t wait to come out and meet you at 1:30 in front of the Kelp Forest, every day. 

Learn more about Makana and the dangers this species faces in the wild

Mystical object, or ocean animal? This is how life started for the African blackfooted penguin chick that hatched August 15. Our aviculturists hold eggs to the light, a process called candling, to monitor development during incubation.
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Mystical object, or ocean animal? This is how life started for the African blackfooted penguin chick that hatched August 15. Our aviculturists hold eggs to the light, a process called candling, to monitor development during incubation.

Download the computer wallpaper.

We bet you’ve never seen this view before! Aviculturist Monika Rohrer has been taking some amazing up-close-and-personal shots of our Laysan albatross, Makana. You can meet Makana every day at 1:30 in front of the Kelp Forest!
Learn more about Makana and the dangers this species faces in the wild. 

We bet you’ve never seen this view before! Aviculturist Monika Rohrer has been taking some amazing up-close-and-personal shots of our Laysan albatross, Makana. You can meet Makana every day at 1:30 in front of the Kelp Forest!

Learn more about Makana and the dangers this species faces in the wild

It takes two hands and a firm grip to hang onto the penguin chick that hatched in late August. After one week, it weighed 8.5 ounces; it now weighs more than eight times that much! We’re working behind the scenes with the little guy, getting it comfortable around people as preparation for eventual re-introduction to the Splash Zone exhibit.

Learn more about our chick and this threatened species

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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.