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Got a case of the Mondays? Let our new flame jellies (Rhopilema esculentum) light your fire! This jelly’s golden and crimson tentacles flutter like flames as it swims, while its frilly fringe traps food.
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It’s National Taco Day—how are you celebrating? #MakeItSustainable with Chef Nathan Lyon’s Spiced Mahi Mahi Tacos! Known for his innovative, seasonal cuisine, Chef Nathan is committed to preserving our oceans by purchasing environmentally friendly seafood using our Seafood Watch guide.
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Cannonball! Our newest additions to The Jellies Experience are making a splash. Cannonball jellies are fast swimmers—and a main source of food for endangered leatherback turtles.
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#ThrowbackThursday during National Seafood Month? Our first Seafood Watch guide! Since 1999 we’ve been helping consumers and businesses choose seafood that protects sea life and habitats, now and for future generations. Over 51 million Seafood Watch cards have been distributed, with over a million downloads of our app!
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Are sea otters your favorite animal? You aren’t alone! Our Otter Tour has proved so popular that we now offer it twice daily for a full hour. Get an insider’s look at how the dedicated staff of our Sea Otter Program cares for this iconic, but threatened, species.
(©Michael Yang Photography)
It’s National Seafood Month! Join Seafood Watch and chefs nationwide to kickoff the celebration with National #Taco Day this Saturday, October 4. Partners across the country have created special tacos featuring seafood selected with our guides to #makeitsustainable!
Find your local participating restaurants
Surfing for Healthy Oceans
Titans of Mavericks and the Aquarium are teaming up to shape a future with healthy oceans.
The Aquarium will be the official conservation partner of the world’s premier big wave surfing event, held annually in Half Moon Bay at the most iconic big wave surfing spot in the nation.
“Through this groundbreaking partnership, Monterey Bay Aquarium will help drive focused initiatives and ocean conservation awareness through the athletes who compete in this highly anticipated event,” said Griffin Guess, president of Cartel Management, which directs the newly re-faced Titans of Mavericks event and festival.
“We know that the surfing community is passionate about the ocean,” said Mimi Hahn, vice president of marketing and communications for the Aquarium. “As the conservation partner of the Titans of Mavericks, we hope to weave the message of ocean protection through every element of the event and to help its audiences engage more deeply in safeguarding the ocean that sustains all life on our planet.”
“The goal of Titans of Mavericks is to empower the athletes as ambassadors who can drive public awareness of the threats facing our oceans, and help inspire the fans of Mavericks to do more to protect the living ocean,” said Zach Wormhoudt, a waterman and big wave surfer from Santa Cruz. He’s one of 56 surfers vying to be among the 24 selected to compete in Titans of Mavericks in 2015.
Outer space or under water? We partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute on “blue-water” dives in Monterey Bay, and our jellies aquarist Wyatt Patry recently observed a bloom of salps (jelly relatives).
Have you seen jellies? Help researchers by reporting sightings to JellyWatch
(Photos: Steve Haddock)
Pharaoh cuttlefish are back on exhibit! These master color changers can rapidly display metallic blues, greens, golds and silvers for camouflage, communication or courtship. Pharaoh cuttlefish can reach 16 inches and weigh 11 pounds!
Learn more about our Tentacles exhibit
Eat your way to healthy oceans! October is National Seafood Month—help us celebrate by enjoying a sustainable seafood taco on National Taco Day, October 4. Chefs across the country are joining together with Seafood Watch to #MakeItSustainable this year!