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Just in time for #EarthDay: orcas create a misty ❤ over Monterey Bay. See it? What are all the ways you ❤ oceans on this special day? We’d love to know! (Thanks Giancarlo Thomae for the great photo)

Just in time for #EarthDay: orcas create a misty ❤ over Monterey Bay. See it? What are all the ways you  oceans on this special day? We’d love to know! (Thanks Giancarlo Thomae for the great photo)

We recently saw a blue whale from our Great Tide Pool deck—the largest animal on the planet! It’s an early sighting, as we normally don’t see blues until June.Watch our live bay cam

We recently saw a blue whale from our Great Tide Pool deck—the largest animal on the planet! It’s an early sighting, as we normally don’t see blues until June.

Watch our live bay cam


What’s going on? Learn what’s behind the amazing whale and wildlife show we’ve been seeing in Monterey Bay, in our latest podcast!

Wait for it, wait for it…watch to the end of this amazing video and you’ll see a pod of orcas going after a blue whale—a rarely seen interaction, courtesy of Daniel Bianchetta, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, and Pete Thomas Outdoors.

It’s international #WorldWildlifeDay! We encourage kids of all ages to visit an aquarium, zoo, national park, botanical garden or any other place that helps reconnect with other species. Let’s help raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people worldwide!
Learn more: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/
(Chad King)

It’s international #WorldWildlifeDay! We encourage kids of all ages to visit an aquarium, zoo, national park, botanical garden or any other place that helps reconnect with other species. Let’s help raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people worldwide!

Learn more: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/

(Chad King)

Wow! Drone captures amazing shots of whales and dolphins. Happy #Monday!

Could this be the loneliest humpback? Our expert whale spotters are still seeing a solitary humpback whale circulating in the bay, while most of its brethren have moved through, heading south to their winter calving grounds! 
Learn more about whale watching in Monterey Bay
(Dan Albro photo)

Could this be the loneliest humpback? Our expert whale spotters are still seeing a solitary humpback whale circulating in the bay, while most of its brethren have moved through, heading south to their winter calving grounds! 

Learn more about whale watching in Monterey Bay

(Dan Albro photo)

Gray whale traffic jam? It’s a nice problem to have! Our expert spotters say it’s that special time of year when the first gray whales are returning from their southern calving grounds, heading north; while others are still heading south. Thankfully, no collisions reported!
Plan your visit to Monterey
(Laura Francis NOAA)

Gray whale traffic jam? It’s a nice problem to have! Our expert spotters say it’s that special time of year when the first gray whales are returning from their southern calving grounds, heading north; while others are still heading south. Thankfully, no collisions reported!

Plan your visit to Monterey

(Laura Francis NOAA)

We like to say that our best exhibit is actually right off our decks: Monterey Bay! And this has never been more true than today—we have reports of gray whales and a mom and pup sea otter pair visible with binoculars.

Thank you Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The year 2013 was a whale season like no other. Did you get a chance to enjoy it? And doesn’t it make you thankful for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary? We are! (© Richard Ryan)

The year 2013 was a whale season like no other. Did you get a chance to enjoy it? And doesn’t it make you thankful for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary? We are! (© Richard Ryan)

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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.