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Could an animal’s name be more fitting? Behold the “wunderpus”! See this and other beautiful, shapeshifting cephalopods when our exhibit opens April 12,  Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes! 

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Notice a new otter on exhibit? Welcome back Abby! She joins Gidget and pup 649. Abby was rescued as a newborn in July 2007. Watch them all on our live web cam!Learn how we’re helping save sea otters.

Notice a new otter on exhibit? Welcome back Abby! She joins Gidget and pup 649. Abby was rescued as a newborn in July 2007.

Watch them all on our live web cam!

Learn how we’re helping save sea otters.


Art? Ocean animals? Or both? Check out these amazing photos of our South American sea nettles, from staff photographer Randy Wilder. We grew them behind the scenes from tiny ephyrae (babies), and are the first aquarium ever to display them! Now in the Jellies Experience

How would you like to be face-to-face with this fellow? Our divers don’t mind, and neither does the fish! We give our critically endangered black sea bass routine health checks and freshwater baths (to eliminate parasites), and just found out that the largest one weighs 230 pounds! 
Learn more about how we care for this endangered species

How would you like to be face-to-face with this fellow? Our divers don’t mind, and neither does the fish! We give our critically endangered black sea bass routine health checks and freshwater baths (to eliminate parasites), and just found out that the largest one weighs 230 pounds!

Learn more about how we care for this endangered species

Just Chillin’ on #StPatricksDay! Our exhibit sea otters love ice treats as a form of enrichment. And our otter keepers really went all out this time!

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(Thanks Mika Yoshida for the great photos!)

Happy #StPatricksDay! Even our otters are going green! This video is from a few years ago, but our current exhibit trio will be having a green ice enrichment later this morning. Check back!

Learn how we’re helping save sea otters

We’re feeling the luck o’ the Irish around here. You?
Watch our otters live
(Nikki Dinsmore photo)

We’re feeling the luck o’ the Irish around here. You?

Watch our otters live

(Nikki Dinsmore photo)

Are you ready? Join us for an amazing adventure: Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes. Opens Saturday, April 12, with a special member preview April 11.

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It may not be built for speed, but it’s plenty tough! We have a leather chiton in our Splash Zone Kelp Garden exhibit. This football-shaped chiton can reach five inches, has strong protective plates, and thrives on exposed rocky coasts and in strong wave action.
It’s considered a keystone species as it eats a brown algae.  Without the leather chiton, this algae would predominate. 
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(Kathleen Olson)

It may not be built for speed, but it’s plenty tough! We have a leather chiton in our Splash Zone Kelp Garden exhibit. This football-shaped chiton can reach five inches, has strong protective plates, and thrives on exposed rocky coasts and in strong wave action.

It’s considered a keystone species as it eats a brown algae.  Without the leather chiton, this algae would predominate. 

Learn more about our Splash Zone

(Kathleen Olson)

Can you find it? There is a commensal crab hiding in this giant bell jelly (Scrippsia pacifica)! Applied Research Microbiologist Emma Fiori took this amazing photo behind the scenes of our “Jellies Experience” special exhibition.
 

Can you find it? There is a commensal crab hiding in this giant bell jelly (Scrippsia pacifica)! Applied Research Microbiologist Emma Fiori took this amazing photo behind the scenes of our “Jellies Experience” special exhibition.

 

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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.