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You never know what a day on the Monterey Bay will bring! Gray...

You never know what a day on the Monterey Bay will bring!  Gray whales migrate through Monterey Bay on their way to feed in Alaska after breeding in the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Thanks to staffer Jasmine, we got some gray-t...Show More Summary

Pssst. Did you know there’s a sea star  stuck to your screen?...

Pssst. Did you know there’s a sea star  stuck to your screen? It’ll probably go away if you keep scrolling, but if you download our newest wallpaper, you can enjoy this totally tubular visitor for as long as you want!

popsci: Gorgeous, Weird Jellyfish Found 12,000 feet Below the...

popsci: Gorgeous, Weird Jellyfish Found 12,000 feet Below the Surface Near Mariana Trench The jellyfish in question was filmed earlier this week near the Mariana Trench during a submersible dive to explore an area called the Enigma Seamount. Show More Summary

neaq: If flying underwater counts, then yes, penguins can...

neaq: If flying underwater counts, then yes, penguins can fly. #penguins #swim #birds #ocean #animals #birdsofinstagram Counts in our book! ?????????

“Ocean in trouble? There’s an app for that.”Have you ever been...

“Ocean in trouble? There’s an app for that.” Have you ever been sitting in your Uber, scrolling through the day’s Snapchat filters while dismissing your GrubHub notifications and thought: “Hmm, I wonder if there are any apps that overcome...Show More Summary

heycalacademy: Next-level parenting skills, as demonstrated by...

heycalacademy: Next-level parenting skills, as demonstrated by ocellaris clownfish. “Mouthing” the eggs keeps them free of fungus and debris. (Video by biologist Tim Wong.)

The origin of ripples and other fantastic fluid experiments by Hertha Marks Ayrton

To any one who, for the first time, sees a great stretch of sandy shore covered with innumerable ridges and furrows, as if combed with a giant comb, a dozen questions must immediately present themselves. How do these ripples form? Are they made and wiped out with every tide, or do they take a long […]

Meet the sandbar shark! This elegant elasmobranch, easily...

Meet the sandbar shark! This elegant elasmobranch, easily recognized by its distinctly large dorsal fin, can often be found scouting sandy or muddy near-coastal areas for fish and invertebrates to snack on. See if you can spot our resident sandbar shark on our Open Sea Cam.

noaasanctuaries: Trash travels: every year, several NOAA...

noaasanctuaries: Trash travels: every year, several NOAA offices collaborate to support a marine debris removal effort in Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument. Last year, the Marine Debris team removed 705 toothbrushes and personal...Show More Summary

laughingsquid: A Profile of the Strawberry Squid, Which Has One...

laughingsquid: A Profile of the Strawberry Squid, Which Has One Huge Eye and One Small One These awesome cephalopods have some amazing adaptations for life in the deep sea! Its small blue eye searches the darkness for signs of life, while its giant green eye cuts through the background glow to reveal fishes hiding in plain sight:

Woah! The giant Pacific seahorse can grow to over a foot tall! This stunning syngnathid is one of...

Woah! The giant Pacific seahorse can grow to over a foot tall! This stunning syngnathid is one of the stars of our newest special exhibition ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.

noaasanctuaries: Hawai'i is the only state in the United States...

noaasanctuaries: Hawai'i is the only state in the United States where humpback whales go to mate, calve and nurse their young. Here, a humpback whale and calf glide gracefully through the waters of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National...Show More Summary

Behind the scenes at Jelly School

Umbrella jellies on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Love watching that beautiful display of gently pulsing jellies at your local aquarium? There’s a skilled aquarist behind the scenes who makes this spectacular sight possible! Working with sea life means you’re always learning. Show More Summary

4-25-16 It Began With A Roll Call Morning

Monday, April 25th... (April 20th)-they were gone, it wasn't clear where, did they go back north?...down S an Juan Channel or Rosario Strait and out toward the west?...did they go over near the Elwha?...we'll probably never know for sure...... Show More Summary

smithsonianchannelcanada: An adorable orca swimming in the...

smithsonianchannelcanada: An adorable orca swimming in the wild.  Source: Hunt For The Super Predator 

Have you had a chance to see the turtley awesome little...

Have you had a chance to see the turtley awesome little loggerhead that splashed down in our Open Sea gallery in October? This rescued turtle will stay with us for a year or two, while aquarists carefully rear it to a larger size and prepare it for release back into the ocean. 

sciencefriday: Happy World Penguin Day from senior penguin...

sciencefriday: Happy World Penguin Day from senior penguin correspondent Ira Flatow! [Image by Katherine Bouton] This made us pen-grin.

Have you ever caught yourself thinking: why has the population of African penguins dwindled by...

Have you ever caught yourself thinking: why has the population of African penguins dwindled by 73.33% since 1956? African penguins: adorable and endangered.  The answer is: lots of reasons including oil spills, food scarcity, habitat degradation and human harvesting of penguin eggs and guano. Show More Summary

jtotheizzoe: realcleverscience: the-future-now: The Earth’s...

jtotheizzoe: realcleverscience: he-future-now: The Earth’s axis is tilting thanks to climate change, NASA scientists say Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have determined climate change is actually causing the tilt of the Earth’s axis to change. Show More Summary

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