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Members! Join us for a special Picnic by the Bay Member Night this Thursday, July 9. Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy dining on our ocean-front decks or in front of your favorite exhibit. Learn more
Sleek and beautiful, leopard sharks are built for life on the seafloor. Their mouths are on the flat underside of their heads and open downward allowing them to graze on food buried in the sand. Learn more about these cool creature...
Hope your celebration was spectacular!
Wishing you an otterly awesome Fourth of July!
Common, but with uncommon beauty In its everyday plumage, the dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a dull grayish, brownish speckled shorebird that’s a common sight across the United States, where it winters on both east and west coasts and into Alaska. Show More Summary
Plankton of the world, beware! The melibe sea slug sweeps its hood through the water to catch tiny drifters. Learn more!
Evenings by the Bay begin this weekend! Join us for extended summer hours and a great lineup of music on Saturday and Sunday nights through Labor Day weekend. Learn more!
Nom nom! Our roly-poly penguin chicks are growing up fast behind the scenes! Born in May, the chicks are healthy and eating well! Learn more about these young fluff balls.
We just added 15,000 new sardines to our Open Sea exhibit! Catch the swirling, sparkling action on our live cam.
Share your selfie and say YES to a plastic-free ocean! Take a photo while shopping with your favorite reusable bag and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social platforms, with the #MyBag or #MiBolsa hashtag to show your support of California’s plastic bag ban. Read the full story on our Conservation & Science blog
Start your Monday with some mischief! Watch our Sea Otter Cam! Our otters love to play with toys, lounge in ice buckets or just snooze. We feed ours four times a day, often putting the food in toys to stimulate the otters’ natural behavior of pounding and working to get food out of shells. Show More Summary
It’s National “Get into Your Sanctuary” Weekend! Find your local marine sanctuary and celebrate the splendor. Dive in! (Photos: Bill Morgan)
Wunderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) Bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) Stumpy cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) Ready for their close-up We love watching live cephalopods, but it’s a treat to see them in pictures, their awesomeness frozen in time, and really investigate their cool features. Show More Summary
Glass squid made by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, circa 1885. Photo by Tyson V. Rininger. Glass octopus made by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, circa 1885. Photo by Tyson V. Rininger. Glass squid made by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, circa 1885. Show More Summary
#CephalopodWeek is ending today, but it’s always a cephalo-bration in our Tentacles special exhibition! Have you seen it yet? Go behind the scenes of Tentacles in this short video
We’re making a splash in San Francisco this summer—join us! All summer long the Aquarium will be hosting events in the San Francisco bay area. Shake a leg, or fin, and dive into a delicious cocktail at one of our Happy Hours or Trivia Nights. Show More Summary
Trying to attract a mate? It’s all about flashing the right colors and patterns for these bigfin reef squid, who are pairing up and laying eggs on exhibit right now! #CephalopodWeek
Spotty with a chance of stripes Watch an average moment in the life of a day octopus (Octopus cyanea) and learn from a camouflage expert. This master of the color wheel changes hue and pattern to perfectly match its surroundings, from living coral to rocky hideouts–but scientists think most octopuses are color blind. Show More Summary
Turning the Tide: The Story of Monterey Bay Performed in and around our Great Tide Pool, our new deck show tells the stories of the people who immigrated to Monterey to harvest our bay’s abundant waters. See fishermen in boats catch squid and flatfish, and divers capture abalone. Show More Summary
Giant Pacific octopuses sometimes get “attached” to their aquarists—in a good way! #CephalopodWeek