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Is it possible to “fly” underwater? Visitors tell us that graceful pelagic rays are among their favorite animals at the Aquarium, and we just added two to our Open Sea exhibit!
Learn how we play “ring toss” with these amazing rays at feeding time.

Is it possible to “fly” underwater? Visitors tell us that graceful pelagic rays are among their favorite animals at the Aquarium, and we just added two to our Open Sea exhibit!

Learn how we play “ring toss” with these amazing rays at feeding time.

Did you know you can have a live Aquarium experience, no matter where you live? We’d love to know: What’s your favorite web cam?
Learn more about our live web cams. 

Did you know you can have a live Aquarium experience, no matter where you live? We’d love to know: What’s your favorite web cam?

Learn more about our live web cams

Sea Turtle Hatchling Heading to Monterey
Can sea turtles fly? Well, a young loggerhead sea turtle similar to the one pictured here will be airborne tomorrow, en route from North Carolina to an exhibit in our Open Sea galleries.
It’s flying coach to Monterey with Curator Steve Vogel. You can follow their progress on Wednesday using the Twitter hashtag #TravelingTurtle.
At the earliest, it could be on exhibit Thursday morning, depending on the outcome of its veterinary exam. (We’ll keep you posted.)
The turtle is one of nine hatchlings rescued earlier this year by our colleagues with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. These turtles didn’t make it back to sea with their nest-mates, and were hand-raised at the aquarium.
All nine are being loaned out to aquariums around the country, where they’ll live for up to two years before they’re returned to North Carolina, tagged and released to the wild.
Our youngster is just over 4 inches long and weighs less than half a pound. By the time it leaves Monterey, it could be more than a foot long and weigh up to 15 pounds.
We won’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, though. Even experts can’t tell a sea turtle’s gender until it’s around 10 years old.
Look for tomorrow’s updates at #TravelingTurtle, then come check the little guy out for yourself. It will be on the second floor of the Open Sea, near the puffins and other seabirds, in an exhibit that highlights the threats facing sea turtles and other animals from unsustainable fishing practices.

Sea Turtle Hatchling Heading to Monterey

Can sea turtles fly? Well, a young loggerhead sea turtle similar to the one pictured here will be airborne tomorrow, en route from North Carolina to an exhibit in our Open Sea galleries.

It’s flying coach to Monterey with Curator Steve Vogel. You can follow their progress on Wednesday using the Twitter hashtag #TravelingTurtle.

At the earliest, it could be on exhibit Thursday morning, depending on the outcome of its veterinary exam. (We’ll keep you posted.)

The turtle is one of nine hatchlings rescued earlier this year by our colleagues with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. These turtles didn’t make it back to sea with their nest-mates, and were hand-raised at the aquarium.

All nine are being loaned out to aquariums around the country, where they’ll live for up to two years before they’re returned to North Carolina, tagged and released to the wild.

Our youngster is just over 4 inches long and weighs less than half a pound. By the time it leaves Monterey, it could be more than a foot long and weigh up to 15 pounds.

We won’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, though. Even experts can’t tell a sea turtle’s gender until it’s around 10 years old.

Look for tomorrow’s updates at #TravelingTurtle, then come check the little guy out for yourself. It will be on the second floor of the Open Sea, near the puffins and other seabirds, in an exhibit that highlights the threats facing sea turtles and other animals from unsustainable fishing practices.

In a word, how would you describe your favorite visit to the Aquarium?
Never visited? Plan your trip!

In a word, how would you describe your favorite visit to the Aquarium?

Never visited? Plan your trip!

Is the mahi mahi the most beautiful fish in the sea? Some people think so, thanks to its iridescent body colors—metallic blues and greens on the back and sides, with white and yellow underneath. We just added two to our Open Sea exhibit!
Learn more about the dolphinfish (Mahi mahi).

Is the mahi mahi the most beautiful fish in the sea? Some people think so, thanks to its iridescent body colors—metallic blues and greens on the back and sides, with white and yellow underneath. We just added two to our Open Sea exhibit!

Learn more about the dolphinfish (Mahi mahi).

People tell us they love these two huge exhibits, which supply diver’s-eye views of the ocean around us. Which is YOUR favorite? 
Vote now via your desktop or your mobile.

People tell us they love these two huge exhibits, which supply diver’s-eye views of the ocean around us. Which is YOUR favorite?

Vote now via your desktop or your mobile.

Sometimes you just have to give in to the feeling. How does the Aquarium move YOU? 
Learn more about the Open Sea exhibit. 

Sometimes you just have to give in to the feeling. How does the Aquarium move YOU? 

Learn more about the Open Sea exhibit

Just in case you were wondering…she said yes! Congratulations to Chris Quevedo and his fiance, Kat Doty.
Want to create a special moment at the Aquarium? 
Learn more.
(Carlo Sese photo)

Just in case you were wondering…she said yes! Congratulations to Chris Quevedo and his fiance, Kat Doty.

Want to create a special moment at the Aquarium? 

Learn more.

(Carlo Sese photo)

Love sharks? We just added a beautiful sandbar shark to the Open Sea exhibit. Believe it or not, this shark originally came from Hawaii on an airplane. Since then, it’s been growing up  behind the scenes at our Animal Research and Care Center in Marina, until we felt it was large enough to go on display!
Watch now on our live web cam!
Learn how we’re helping save sharks.

Love sharks? We just added a beautiful sandbar shark to the Open Sea exhibit. Believe it or not, this shark originally came from Hawaii on an airplane. Since then, it’s been growing up  behind the scenes at our Animal Research and Care Center in Marina, until we felt it was large enough to go on display!

Watch now on our live web cam!

Learn how we’re helping save sharks.

Who gets the sardine swirl started, anyway? Ask this and other pressing questions at the Google Hangout with our experts Thursday at noon PT!  We have spots available on camera. You can also submit your questions if you want them asked on air, so let us know in the comments section if you would like to join.
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Who gets the sardine swirl started, anyway? Ask this and other pressing questions at the Google Hangout with our experts Thursday at noon PT!  We have spots available on camera. You can also submit your questions if you want them asked on air, so let us know in the comments section if you would like to join.

View the event.

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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.