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What lurks in the darkness of Monterey Bay? To predators, the rosy rockfish’s neon colors appear gray because red light doesn’t reach the deep reef. Thanks to staffer Patrick Webster for this dive footage from 90 feet!

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Come dive with us! In our Underwater Explorers program, kids ages eight to 13 are introduced to surface scuba diving in our Great Tide Pool, where they’ll meet amazing animals while getting a fish’s-eye view of the wonders of the bay. This time lapse video gives you a bird’s-eye view of the action! 

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"We’re all equal in the Great Tide Pool." In our Days of Discovery program, kids with disabilities learn scuba and explore the underwater world right off our decks! We offer this free program with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network.

(Photos: Patrick Webster)

We’ve always known that our live web cams carry the Aquarium experience—and a love of our oceans—across the globe. But we never expected this.

On April 8 Army Staff Sergeant Sean Holiday, on his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, called to say he was watching our Kelp Cam and discovered that his uncle, volunteer Andy Holiday, was narrating an underwater feeding. Acting quickly, our staff relayed the message to Andy, who was able to wave to his nephew from inside the exhibit, more than 7,000 miles away. It was a special moment for Andy, Sean and all the visitors who were made aware of what was happening.

Sean, thank you for your service, your connection to family, and your love of our oceans!

And to Andy – and all of our 1,200 volunteers – we celebrate you during National Volunteer Week.

—Geoff Drake

Hey, where’d you come from? Volunteer diver Ken Ehrhart gets a surprise from a friendly mola mola in our Open Sea exhibit.
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(Charlene Boarts photo)

Hey, where’d you come from? Volunteer diver Ken Ehrhart gets a surprise from a friendly mola mola in our Open Sea exhibit.

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Ever wonder what things look like from INSIDE the Kelp Forest exhibit? Our divers get a seldom-seen view, including the cool #selfie you see here. Thanks to longtime volunteer Chad King for the great shots!
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Ever wonder what things look like from INSIDE the Kelp Forest exhibit? Our divers get a seldom-seen view, including the cool #selfie you see here. Thanks to longtime volunteer Chad King for the great shots!

Learn more about volunteering at the Aquarium.

If you were here last weekend, you may have seen one of the most amazing events we host all year: Days of Discovery, where kids with special needs get a chance to dive in our Great Tide Pool. Tell us: where do YOU find inspiration at the Aquarium?

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Underwater Explorers starts today, where kids eight to 13 are introduced to the underwater world through surface scuba diving. They’ll meet amazing animals while getting a fish’s-eye view of the bay. No experience is necessary, only a sense of adventure! 
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Underwater Explorers starts today, where kids eight to 13 are introduced to the underwater world through surface scuba diving. They’ll meet amazing animals while getting a fish’s-eye view of the bay. No experience is necessary, only a sense of adventure! 

Learn more.

Imagine being able to enjoy surface scuba in our Great Tidepool—for kids 8-13 years old, it’s the adventure of a lifetime! Learn more in our latest podcast.
You can also learn more on our website.

Imagine being able to enjoy surface scuba in our Great Tidepool—for kids 8-13 years old, it’s the adventure of a lifetime! Learn more in our latest podcast.

You can also learn more on our website.

What has these fish so fascinated? Your captions and explanations welcome!

What has these fish so fascinated? Your captions and explanations welcome!

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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.