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Just clownin’ around. Hope you are having a great weekend!
California residents, “Check the Coast” at tax time! Being a friend to the California coast and ocean is as simple as checking a box on your tax form. It’s an investment in the protection of our spectacular coastline.
Planning a visit? Our longer hours start Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm daily. And don’t forget: daylight savings begins Sunday! Thanks to staffer Edna Smith for the great photo.
Plan your visit: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/visit
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.
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.
How does a big skate grow? Take a look! Our clever aquarists have surgically inserted a window into this big skate egg case, where you can see a live, viable embryo. These skates can grow to eight feet!
Our own Patrick Webster, Guest Experience Program Specialist, just won the Youth in Yosemite Short Film Contest, celebrating art, nature and a personal connection to Yosemite. Plenty of ocean imagery to enjoy, too!
Wait for it, wait for it…watch to the end of this amazing video and you’ll see a pod of orcas going after a blue whale—a rarely seen interaction, courtesy of Daniel Bianchetta, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, and Pete Thomas Outdoors.
It’s international #WorldWildlifeDay! We encourage kids of all ages to visit an aquarium, zoo, national park, botanical garden or any other place that helps reconnect with other species. Let’s help raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people worldwide!
Learn more: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/