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Happy Friday! Did you know that the Aquarium was built on the site of an old sardine cannery? In a sense, we’re still very much in the sardine business. We have thousands of these hypnotic fish, and they come to us through good relations with local fishermen. Watch them liveLearn why sardines are a Seafood Watch “Best Choice”

Happy Friday! Did you know that the Aquarium was built on the site of an old sardine cannery? In a sense, we’re still very much in the sardine business. We have thousands of these hypnotic fish, and they come to us through good relations with local fishermen.

Watch them live

Learn why sardines are a Seafood Watch “Best Choice”


Need a reason to visit in the New Year? We have thousands (literally)! We also have extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy your holiday, and best wishes from all of us at the Aquarium!
Plan your visit

Need a reason to visit in the New Year? We have thousands (literally)! We also have extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy your holiday, and best wishes from all of us at the Aquarium!

Plan your visit

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

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.

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.

Did you know that wild-caught sardines from the U.S. are a Seafood Watch “Best Choice?” Try them grilled with salsa verde, from Chris Cosentino, executive chef of Incanto, San Francisco, and co-founder of Boccalone, San Francisco, and Pigg, Los Angeles. Get the recipe.

Did you know that wild-caught sardines from the U.S. are a Seafood Watch “Best Choice?” Try them grilled with salsa verde, from Chris Cosentino, executive chef of Incanto, San Francisco, and co-founder of Boccalone, San Francisco, and Pigg, Los Angeles. Get the recipe.

Need an ocean-friendly recipe? Rich-tasting sardines are best grilled or sautéed whole, and those from the U.S. are a Seafood Watch “Best Choice.”

Try Sautéed Sardines with Fennel, Olive and Mint Salad, from Kristine Kidd. Monterey Bay Aquarium Food Editor; or Grilled Sardines with Salsa Verde, from Chris Cosentino, Executive chef of Incanto, San Francisco, and Co-founder of Boccalone, San Francisco and Pigg, Los Angeles.

Clockwise, or counterclockwise? Large schools of sardines on exhibit tend to swim against the current during the day, but turn around to conserve energy at night when not feeding. We still wonder: who gets to initiate the about-face?

Clockwise, or counterclockwise? Large schools of sardines on exhibit tend to swim against the current during the day, but turn around to conserve energy at night when not feeding. We still wonder: who gets to initiate the about-face?

Look carefully and you’ll see that some of the creatures in our sardine roundabout are not like the others! We’ve recently added market squid (Doryteutthis opalescens).

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The most sardines we’ve ever had: How we put 20,000 schooling fish in our Open Sea exhibit. Learn more in our latest podcast

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