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#ThrowbackThursday: Can you see how this pressing of giant kelp inspired our logo more than 30 years ago? As kelp grows, the topmost blade separates and produces tiny offshoots—it’s this thriving “scimitar blade” that forms our logo.

We’re celebrating 30 years—“kelp” us reach future goals!

Is your garden thriving this summer? So is ours! This gorgeous giant kelp grows rapidly—up to 20 inches per day under ideal conditions in the bay.View our live kelp forest cam(Photo: Charlene Boarts)

Is your garden thriving this summer? So is ours! This gorgeous giant kelp grows rapidly—up to 20 inches per day under ideal conditions in the bay.

View our live kelp forest cam

(Photo: Charlene Boarts)

It’s #ThrowbackThursday! This Fall 1980 edition of our newsletter featured elegant algae of Monterey Bay, drawn by seaweed scientist, Aquarium founder and Executive Director Julie Packard. Learn more about giant kelp—the inspiration for our logo!

It’s #ThrowbackThursday! This Fall 1980 edition of our newsletter featured elegant algae of Monterey Bay, drawn by seaweed scientist, Aquarium founder and Executive Director Julie Packard.

Learn more about giant kelp—the inspiration for our logo!

Snack for a cause! Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips donates two percent of its profits to our Children’s Education Fund, which helps us inspire the next generation of ocean stewards. Learn more

Snack for a cause! Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips donates two percent of its profits to our Children’s Education Fund, which helps us inspire the next generation of ocean stewards.

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Snack and support ocean conservation! Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips donates two percent of its profits to our Children’s Education Fund for schoolchildren to visit the Aquarium for free!
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Snack and support ocean conservation! Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips donates two percent of its profits to our Children’s Education Fund for schoolchildren to visit the Aquarium for free!

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Not your average palm tree! Learn how one aquarist figured out how to put sea palms on exhibit, in our latest podcast—we’re the only aquarium that has them!

Can a person learn to love seaweed? It’s a major feature of Monterey Bay, and we just added great examples to our Touch Pools, including dead man’s fingers (Codium sp.), ribbed kelp (Castoria sp.) and even beautiful sea palm (Postelsia sp.), which we collect in very limited amounts with special permission of the California Department of Fish and Game!

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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.