Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/23/2017 at 17:26. Facebook
Stay in school, little fishes. To avoid hungry predators, anchovies swim in schools of thousands. With all those moving targets, it's hard for a predator to focus on just one!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
yesterday at 21:29. Facebook
From sea to sky and everywhere in between, clean water is a necessity for all life on Earth—a message written in the clouds this World Water Day.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
yesterday at 17:24. Facebook
A juvenile Pacific seahorse canters behind the scenes. These critters are declining in the wild, but by breeding them here at the Aquarium, we hope to reduce collection pressure on wild populations.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/21/2017 at 17:42. Facebook
You never know exactly how inspiration will strike at the Aquarium. For some visitors, it starts with learning about a living fossil from volunteer guide Mariah and her service dog, Duncan. “Duncan’s absolute favorite animal in the Aquarium is the nautilus,” explains Mariah. “His ears perk up when he sees them and he loves to watch them swim in the exhibit.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/20/2017 at 22:07. Facebook
Hooray for springtime on the Monterey Bay! We’re ready for migrating shorebirds, gray whales cruising by with their new calves, harbor seal pupping season and the rest of a wild spring agenda.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/20/2017 at 21:01. Facebook
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/20/2017 at 17:55. Facebook
It's that time of year again! Great white sharks made a mad march from the coast and are currently taking bets in their own competitive pool at the White Shark Café!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Giant kelp is a particularly photogenic piece of photosynthesis—we love us some organized subtidal sunlight for Seaweed Sunday!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/18/2017 at 16:33. Facebook
Today feels like a sleepy seal Saturday. Recharging on the rocks after a long night of foraging, harbor seals don't need to pick between sleeping in and a beach day on the Monterey Bay!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/17/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Looks like Abby found a bit of luck already. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/16/2017 at 21:57. Facebook
Believe it or naut, nautiluses have been around for over 150 million years. That's a lot of Throwback Thursdays!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
03/16/2017 at 17:06. Facebook
Throwback to last year, when blustery days brought thousands of by-the-wind sailors (also known as velella velella) to Monterey beaches! Learn more about these jelly-like invertebrates: [ Link ]
Late one afternoon, we found a lost teddy bear belonging to a visiting school. This is his story...

Lost And Then Found — Ted E. Bear’s Grand Aquarium Adventure
It's the life of Pi on the shale reef! Radially symmetric bat stars, urchins and anemones go around a circumference of circular siphons belonging to piddocks, clams and worms—diametrically opposed to hermit crabs and yellowfin fringeheads inhabiting the discarded shells and tubes of animals shaped by their love of Pi. Happy Pi Day evening everyone!
Do you prefer your Pi Day jelly-filled? We promise an average of 3.14159… jellies on your screen per whatever unit of time gets us closest.
Taking a nap makes any day ottermatically better. Sea otters sometimes nap out of the water to save energy, and they tend to sleep about a third of the day—we can all learn from this professional napper this National Napping Day!
Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall they never fail to rise again. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pterygophora is ptery-fic! Also known as northern sea palm, Pterygophora californica is an important member of the kelp forest community. With a woody stipe equipped to handle surging seas, fields of Pterygophora create a forest-within-the-kelp-forest—all the more real estate for fishes and invertebrates to thrive. #SeaweedSunday
Guess who's back? Back again? Pelagic red crabs are back—tell a friend!
UPDATE: Feeding time is over but we're leaving the cam up so you can enjoy more sea otter shenanigans :)

It’s feeding time in the Sea Otter Exhibit! Adorable otters eating sustainable seafood, and we get to watch. Everyone wins!