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samefishnewpond: Watching the waves roll in, and I watch them...

samefishnewpond: Watching the waves roll in, and I watch them roll away again ???? #workwithaview (at Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Turtley awesome! Our green sea turtles are each over 60 years...

Turtley awesome! Our green sea turtles are each over 60 years old—and no one is quite sure how old their species may live to be! But we can help them live to their full potential by skimping on plastics.

Don’t (or maybe do) lookdown! The lovely lookdown befuddles...

Don’t (or maybe do) lookdown! The lovely lookdown befuddles predators with the help of scales that reflect polarized light and help the fish blend into the background. Lookdowns also swim together in schools, making it hard for bigger...Show More Summary

“No rest for the best nest!” Pelagic cormorants are hard at work...

“No rest for the best nest!” Pelagic cormorants are hard at work building their nests just off the back deck of the Aquarium. Using bits of algae and sea grass for bricks, the cormorants employ their own guano as a mortar to fasten their love nests to the cliffs—or in this case, the recesses of the Aquarium’s building. Show More Summary

experienced12:  View of the great tide pool and viewing deck at...

experienced12:  View of the great tide pool and viewing deck at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

kohola-kai: Blue Whale Madness! Earlier this week, a massive...

kohola-kai: Blue Whale Madness! Earlier this week, a massive krill bloom led to a massive congregation of blue whales. Monterey Bay Whale Watch reported 50 individuals within the area of one square mile! Photos by John Mayer/Monterey Bay Whale Watch

What is coral bleaching and how can you help?

noaasanctuaries: This is Big Momma, one of the largest corals in the world – 41 feet in circumference! It’s located in the Valley of the Giants in National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. By working together, we can protect corals...Show More Summary

The Ethics of Respect for Nature

  Lately I have been saddened by a series of unfortunate events that have become all to common. These incidents center around one central theme- human interaction with wildlife. From bison making their way into cars at Yellowstone National Park, Gorilla’s being shot at the Cincinnati Zoo, and even in my own backyard, Sea Lion’s […]

Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest

Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest: mindblowingscience: Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big. The team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Hawaii discovered what they say is the world’s largest known sponge. Show More Summary

kimberlyrules: blackfishsound: A group of mammal eating Bigg’s...

kimberlyrules: blackfishsound: A group of mammal eating Bigg’s killer whales swim very close to shore off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island. Members of the T90s. T59s, T124A1 groups all came together during this encounter. (Photo: Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and NOAA) Love the sight of Orcas

ayellowbirds: squidscientistas: Baby Hawaiian Bobtail Squid,...

ayellowbirds: squidscientistas: Baby Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, raised in the Nyholm Lab, Spring 2014.  eeny bloopers

Why do we care about birds?

noaasanctuaries: Well, apart from the fact that they’re awesome, of course. The answer is simple: Birds are quite sensitive to ecological changes. That sensitivity makes them ideal species for monitoring ecosystem shifts. By paying attention...Show More Summary

natgeoyourshot: Top Shot: Whale Watch Top Shot features the...

natgeoyourshot: Top Shot: Whale Watch Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen. The Daily Dozen is 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors each day from thousands of recent uploads. Our community...Show More Summary

The Best of the BestWe cherish each and every one of our 1,200...

2016 Lucile S. Packard award winners from left, Giovani Rodrigues-Ceja (youth winner), Pearl Chan and Bob Bloomfield. 2016 Lucile S. Packard Memorial Award winner Pearl Chan Packard Youth Volunteer Award winner Giovani Rodrigues-Ceja Lucile S. Show More Summary

the-future-now: Giant squids might be even bigger than we...

he-future-now: Giant squids might be even bigger than we realized According to research from Charles Paxton, fisheries ecologist and statistician at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews, published in the Journal of Zoology this month, the giant squid could grow to reach as much as 65 feet. Show More Summary

Heading our way? Longer summer hours begin this Memorial Day...

Heading our way? Longer summer hours begin this Memorial Day weekend. We’ll be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (9 a.m. opening for members on weekends). We’ll sea you soon!

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