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Curious about how scientists study the deep sea? Discover how the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute explores the largest habitat on earth at an Open House in Moss Landing July 19.

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(Photos: Kelly Lance (c) 2013 MBARI)

Down the Hatch! Watch Our Little Penguin Chick Eat a Big Fish

Gulp! How’s our African blackfooted penguin chick doing behind the scenes? Well, it now has a name (Rey, for “Monterey”), is comfortable being hand-fed, and weighs a portly 3.4 pounds! The youngster was born at the Aquarium June 4, and will go back on exhibit with its parents, Karoo and Messina, after a few months.

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Cat lovers: use your buying power to support healthy oceans. For every purchase of specially marked Sheba Variety Packs from participating PetSmarts, Sheba will donate to the Aquarium. Learn more

Cat lovers: use your buying power to support healthy oceans. For every purchase of specially marked Sheba Variety Packs from participating PetSmarts, Sheba will donate to the Aquarium.

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Have you entered our #MBATentacles sweeps yet? Your submissions so far are crazy, creepy, cute, cuddly and just plain cool! Submit yours today via Twitter or Instagram and you could win.

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A beautiful blueprint? This #ThrowbackThursday concept drawing was sketched by Gene Takeshita in the 1970s—well before we opened in 1984. Some exhibits remain while others disappeared in development. Can you find your faves?

Love to ride? Meet the folks from Bureo Skateboards at Evenings by the Bay July 12!  The company makes cool-looking boards from recycled fishing nets, helping fight plastic pollution and promoting healthy oceans. See their presentations at 6 and 7 pm!  

Did you enjoy “Saving Otter 501” on PBS Nature last night? You can help our efforts to save the threatened southern sea otter and other ocean animals!Learn more about all our conservation efforts
Love our oceans? Join Save Our Shores and Bureo Skateboards for a beach clean up July 12 in Monterey! Learn more

Love our oceans? Join Save Our Shores and Bureo Skateboards for a beach clean up July 12 in Monterey!

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Have you entered our sweeps? These captivating cephalopod creations may inspire you! Share your love of #MBATentacles with photos, art and impressions and you could win.

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Visiting the Aquarium this summer? You’re likely to meet some of our Teen Conservation Leaders. As TCLs, students develop important job and life skills, build self-confidence and earn community service hours. You can’t miss their enthusiasm for our oceans!

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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.