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Here’s your #ThrowbackThursday double take! The Aquarium sits on the site of Hovden Cannery, one of many that closed after the collapse of the sardine fishery. Our building mimics the cannery style and incorporates the original warehouse and boilers—now our main entrance. Can you tell which building is the Aquarium?
#ThrowbackThursday: Kelp Forest, Rocky Shore, Open Sea. Wonder why our exhibits are arranged by habitat? Local marine biologist Ed Ricketts, the inspiration for “Doc” in Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row,” championed the study of intertidal “zones,” an idea that influenced the design and layout of the Aquarium.
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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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Just another work day? Buckling into a harness, Aquarium founder Steve Webster was hoisted above the bay by a crane to snap this #ThrowbackThursday photo of our construction site.
We’re celebrating 30 years in October—help us grow
Live long and prosper…at the Aquarium! With some movie magic, we transformed into the Cetacean Institute for “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” Watch this #ThrowbackThursday scene from 1986—do you recognize some familiar exhibits?
Caution: orca crossing! We’ve been seeing a lot of whales and dolphins in the bay this summer, but this #ThrowbackThursday photo from 1984 features the only orca ever seen on Cannery Row! This full-size model now greets guests in our main entrance.
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"In my long life, I’ve never been able to see what’s down there. Now, at last, all of us can," marveled Aquarium founder Lucile Packard in the first edition of our member magazine. We’ve been sharing ocean inspiration ever since!
This #ThrowbackThursday, help us celebrate 30 years by becoming a member
#ThrowbackThursday: A Ferris wheel for jellies? Over the last 30 years we’ve displayed dozens of delicate jelly species. Special tanks—called kreisels—create circular currents to keep jellies afloat and away from walls.
Help us innovate and inspire for another 30 years
Now THAT’S something you could wear with pride! This belt buckle was given to Rudolph and Sletten employees—the contractors who built the Aquarium—in 1983. We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary every #ThrowbackThursday.
Won’t you help us reach another 30 years?