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This is one cool crab! The sharp-nosed crab (Scyra acutifrons) has an impressive rostrum, like the prow of a ship. that’s shaped like two flat, leaf-shaped horns. It’s longer than it is wide, and widest at the middle of its length. This...Show More Summary
Stay and play until 8 p.m. this weekend during Evenings by the Bay! Our special guests on Saturday evening include Ventana Surfboards and Bureo Skateboards and Patagonia Provisions. Come meet their teams, learn how they are making huge...Show More Summary
Fun in the sun! Our green sea turtles take regularly scheduled breaks from the Open Sea exhibit to catch some rays on the roof and generate vitamin D. Snacks are always a plus! Check our Open Sea cam for a look at our turtles on exh...
The Glow on the Bay Why are those lighted boats on Monterey Bay at night in summer? Market squid are here! Commercial squid fishers use bright electric lights to lure these cagey cephalopods to the surface. Large purse seiners quickly encircle the concentrated schools and haul them aboard. Show More Summary
A face only a mother could love The wolf eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus) is a memorable animal. Once you see its smushy mug, you won’t forget that face. Here at the Aquarium you’ll find them in the Kelp Forest and Lingcod/Wolf Eel exhibits, as well under the Kelp Touch Pool. Show More Summary
The world is watching! Our latest podcast takes you behind the scenes with PBS and BBC for a preview of the unprecedented live natural history TV event airing in August–Big Blue Live! Listen now
Videobomb! Sharks steal the show from a school of sardines in our Open Sea exhibit. Want to see more? Check out our live cam.
Ever wonder what the world looks like from the kelp forest? See for yourself this #SeaweedSunday! Staffer Patrick Webster captured this spectacular shot of giant kelp and the Aquarium at sunset.
Need a new wallpaper for your computer or mobile phone? Liven up your screen with some lionfish! In this family photo, our fuzzy dwarf lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus) on the right checks out its much larger cousin, the red lionfish (Pterois voilitans), on the left. Download now
Want to wake up with the fishes? You can! Spend the night next to your favorite exhibit this summer during one of our Seashore Sleepovers! Explore the Aquarium without the crowds and enjoy special programs. Dates available in July and August. Learn more
Parasols of the sea This beautiful small jelly looks like a miniature umbrella. Barely one inch in diameter, its tiny size and transparent body make it nearly invisible in the ocean. The most conspicuous parts of this jelly are its four radial canals. Show More Summary
Happy birthday to you! Our sea otters Abby and Gidget both have July birthdays so naturally, cakes were needed! Our amazing aquarists whipped up these icy shrimp-topped creations and the otters took it from there. Want more cuteness? Check out our otter cam!
Summer heat got you down? A look at our ice jellies might be all you need to stay cool! Learn more
Experience one of nature’s great reality shows this summer: PBS and BBC will broadcast a three-part television event LIVE from Monterey Bay, home to one of the greatest wildlife gatherings on Earth. Big Blue Live will be anchored from open-air studios on the bay and right here at the Aquarium! Learn more (Photo by Richard Ryan)
Big Blue Live: The television event of the year is coming to you live from Monterey Bay this August
It’s another beautiful day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium–all that’s missing is you! Planning a visit soon?
This ?#?SeaweedSunday?, feast your eyes on a northern kelp crab devouring a blade of giant kelp! Staffer Patrick Webster snagged this cool shot along the Big Sur coast.
Why is the bay so blue? (Hint: the White Cliffs of Dover) Plankton blooms are nothing unusual in Monterey Bay. In fact, the abundance of plankton fuels the abundant food web that supports everything from anchovies and sardines to the humpback and blue whales that visit each year to feast on the bounty. Show More Summary
Our Mystic Bait Ball app’s fishy fortune tellers reveal your future! Have questions you’d like answered? Need some sage advice from the sea? Download our free Mystic Bait Ball app today and get the answers to all your questions! Available on the App Store & Google play. Learn more
This adorable octopus in now on exhibit! The deep-sea cephalopod that captured hearts recently as the “adorable” octopus is currently on exhibit in our Tentacles special exhibition! The “common” name “Opisthoteuthis adorabilis” isn’t...Show More Summary