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Many rays are bottom dwellers, but the pelagic ray spends its...

Many rays are bottom dwellers, but the pelagic ray spends its days gliding through the water column. These majestic elasmobranchs can reach a total length of about 5 feet, with a 30 inch wingspan.

mentalflossr: This Megalodon Sculpture Looks Like a Wes...

mentalflossr: This Megalodon Sculpture Looks Like a Wes Anderson-esque Submarine This amazing megalodon sculpture—created by an appropriately named artist, Nemo Gould—resembles a submarine complete with a periscope, radio antenna, and fin-shaped sail. Show More Summary

Monterey Bay is at the heart of the “Blue Serengeti” – some of...

Monterey Bay is at the heart of the “Blue Serengeti” – some of the planet’s richest habitat for ocean life. Learn how we and our research colleagues are using camera tags to document what white sharks, whales, and elephant seals are doing off the California coast as Discovery Channel brings the story to ?#?SharkWeek? Friday night at 10 P.M.

amnhnyc: No, this isn’t a scene from The Life Aquatic. What...

amnhnyc: No, this isn’t a scene from The Life Aquatic. What you’re seeing is two biofluorescent catsharks.   A team of researchers led by scientists from the Museum has found that catsharks are not only able to see the bright green biofluorescence...Show More Summary

It’s never a bad idea to be self-reflective. This...

It’s never a bad idea to be self-reflective. This red-necked phalarope took that Wednesday Wisdom to heart while taking a break from its swimming buffet.

I just recently found this Tumblr through the Monterey Bay Aquarium one, and I really love it. I live in northern California near the Monterey Bay and Greater Farallones sanctuaries, but can't often get out to them, and it's nice to have a regular reminde

Aw, thanks, anon! You’re making us blush! We do our best to bring national marine sanctuaries to people who can’t get into their sanctuary on a regular basis (or ever! Some of them are way out offshore). We’ve got lots more photos and videos of these special places on our website, too.

Using teamwork and tech to crack a white shark mystery

The White Shark Café is a mysterious spot halfway between Mexico and Hawaii where white sharks gather every year. No one knows why! The idea seemed like a long shot: Build a video camera that could attach to a great white shark for months...Show More Summary

6-27-16 Just Where Were Those Whales All Day

Sunday, June 27th...it was one of those days...orcas had been in the area for days and now none were seen all day today......what's in the harbor today? why, it's a swimming deer!...and now off the dock..a humpback whale was spottedShow More Summary

6-26-16 Transients Going to Unusual Places Again

Sunday, June 26th... before leaving the dock... an unusual sighting of an osprey in the harbor......transients were still in the area... ou t on Peregrine with Capt. Jim for an afternoon trip...more transients were found coming in the...Show More Summary

bbcearth-bbca: A southern minke whale rises through the ice to...

bbcearth-bbca: A southern minke whale rises through the ice o breathe. Minke whales are sea ice specialists - their short dorsal fins and immense swimming power enable them to swim deep into the pack ice in search of food.  Photo by Chadden Hunter for Frozen Planet.

What’s one of the best places in the world to find white sharks?

noaasanctuaries: noaasanctuaries: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Located in California north and west of San Francisco, the sanctuary is home to one of the most significant populations of white sharks on the planet. The...Show More Summary

Ready, steady, tag! How our researchers and the Monterey Bay...

Ready, steady, tag! How our researchers and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are teaming up to solve the mystery of what white sharks do in their most mysterious habitat—the White Shark Cafe:

Did you know there are sharks in the deep sea? This longnose...

Did you know there are sharks in the deep sea? This longnose catshark lives on the deep seafloor down to about 4,200 feet! It was glimpsed by one of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)’s remotely operated vehicles. ? You can check out all of the deep-sea sharks and their relatives on their Deep-Sea Guide.

Science Spoiler Alert: Finding Dory

In which Dr. Milton Love ruins the magic behind Finding Dory with Science, but we love him anyways. TUNE IN HERE

cetacean-nation: watershedplus: Humpback whales use a special...

Photo by Wayne Davis, http://oceanaerials.com/ Photo by Wayne Davis, http://oceanaerials.com/ http://cbkhan.blogspot.ca/2013/07/flight-07-july-2013-great-south-channel.html cetacean-nation: watershedplus: Humpback whales use a special hunting technique known as bubble net feeding. Show More Summary

Fins up if you love sharks! There’s still a lot to learn about...

Fins up if you love sharks! There’s still a lot to learn about these fascinating, misunderstood creatures, but one thing we do know is that there’s a huge diversity of spectacular shark species gliding through our ocean.

Build your very own CTD. Then kiss it and love it and call it George.

OMG OMG OMG OMG, Andrew Thaler, Kersey Sturdivant and Russell Neches over at Oceanography for everyone have just published a Build Guide for the OpenCTD, the CTD you can build at home. In case you didn’t know, a CTD is the tool that enables us to calculate the temperature, salinity and density of seawater. They are […]

6-25-16 the Transient Orcas Just Keep Showing Up

Saturday, June 25th...another day with transient orcas in several different locations all day long......out on Peregrine for both morning and afternoon trips...every encounter is unique - this morning was about the whales and a sealShow More Summary

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