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 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 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
dewatasenia: My favorite shapes around the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
“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 the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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
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
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: 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 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
This Memorial Day we remember the sacrifices of those who served.
heaven-ly-mind: Sea Anemones
ayellowbirds: squidscientistas: Baby Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, raised in the Nyholm Lab, Spring 2014. eeny bloopers
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 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
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
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
beyondtheseablog: Are you eyein’ me, bro?
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!