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ucresearch: prostheticknowledge: Plastic Reflectic Interactive installation by front404 presents a participants silhouette in a pool with floating plastic waste: The plastic soup is growing. Plastic in our ocean degrades in nano plastics. Show More Summary
Our youngest penguin, Amigo, just turned one year old! Here’s his inspiring hatch day story.
april-black1962: ITS HYPNOTIC!
Somewhere, over the rainbow… is us, apparently! Dramatic skies mid-break in the clouds were included with admission today. ??????????
We pelican make a difference for the planet! From facing extinction in the 1970s to their daily fly-bys of the Aquarium, brown pelicans recovered thanks to political pressure by concerned citizens. If you need any ocean optimism hope, it’s the thing with feathers.
neaq: Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompillus) ????
“If it fits, I sits"—sea otter edition! Our resident otters regularly enjoy splashing around with the enticing enrichments our aquarists devise for them. The ever-changing landscape of toys to play with and puzzles to solve helps keep our mischievous mustelids active and healthy.
Why protect the ocean? Because it supports all life on Earth—in some cases, literally! More than 50% of the world’s oxygen comes from the ocean. Here’s how we’re working to protect Earth’s big blue life support system. Photo by J.r. Sosky
noaasanctuaries: Keep that chin up! California sea lions are found in many West Coast national marine sanctuaries, including Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, where this one was photographed. These sea lions spend several days at a time at sea, diving almost continuously and only resting briefly at the surface. Show More Summary
Happy birthday to longtime Aquarium member Betty White, who has supported our work in so many ways for over 30 years! Thank you for being a dedicated and influential voice for the ocean and marine life.
benzopyrene-612: Top 5 cuttlefish pics, requested by @aradia
“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Photo by Joe Platko
montereybayaquarium: Mangrove roots provide a perfect playground for developing fishes, like these adorable young round rays! (GIFs don’t do the cute justice—watch the video to enjoy the true power of this bouncy ballet of mini sea flap flaps! We’ve had it on repeat all afternoon.) Reblogging because it’s Monday and who couldn’t use some baby round rays?
polars: Monterey Bay Aquarium
stillforests: •The Kelp Forest• -> Monterey Bay Aquarium
A last-ditch effort to save the vaquita: With fewer than 60 vaquitas left in the world, a cross-border partnership (including an elite Navy team of dolphins to help track the elusive porpoises) is assembling for a last-ditch effort to save them. We spoke to some of the people involved, including a former Aquarium staffer.
mooonjellies: Thomas Hawk
Friday Fact: The flower radiating in five petals at the heart of a sand dollar is a breathing bouquet, drawn by hundreds of tubular tentacles extending from within the dollar’s shell, like so many miniature snorkels to oxygenate its insides.
Some days you just want to blend in with your surroundings and not be bothered. Thank you to Instagrammer @juliaa_white_ for the awesome photo of our day octopus!)
mooonjellies: jonathan hood www.glancingshots.london