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Narwhals, narwhals swimmin’ in our tidepools, causin’ a commotion cuz it’s April Fools! Thanks to staffer Emily Simpson for letting us have some fun with her original photo!
Mesmerized yet? Eight agile arms and dozens of suckers make this web of delicate tentacles a deadly trap. Meet this acrobatic Caribbean reef octopus in our Tentacles exhibition
Wouldn’t you rather be here right now? You can be—with our web cams! Find your favorite exhibit (Photo ©Expedia.com/images)
It’s spring break—you otter be lounging poolside with us! For the next two weeks, we’re open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. And for members, we open at 9:00 a.m. on weekends! Plan your visit (Photo: Hannah Ban-Weiss)
Disappearing Act Among camouflage-crazy cephalopods, the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) is probably this family’s overachiever. It spends most of its time buried under sand or mud, going so far as to even glue grains of sand to its body to make sure it’s well hidden. Show More Summary
seafoodwatch: James Beard Award Finalists Include Sustainable Seafood Champions Each year, the James Beard Foundation honors the nation’s top culinary professionals. We’re proud to see so many Seafood Watch champions among the 2015 finalists. Show More Summary
Did you know that our crown jellies grew up in a rubber room? Well, sort of. We’re the first ones to ever raise them to adulthood, thanks in part to a unique enclosure that uses common bubble wrap to keep them safe and secure. On exhibit in the Jellies Experience!
You are here! The newest version of our app uses Apple’s indoor positioning. It’s never been easier toexplore the Aquarium—or to share the experience with your friends and family. Our free app for iPhone and iPod touch now includes aninteractive map that highlights our exhibits, animals and amenities. Show More Summary
Find your inner child at the Aquarium. Kids aren’t the only ones who love the wave crash. Regress every 30 seconds. We won’t tell. Plan your visit (©Expedia.com/pictures)...
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Sting The rainbow scorpionfish (Scorpaenodes xyris) belongs to a colorful – and poisonous – family, known for venomous spines along their dorsal ridge. Most species just cause a nasty sting in humans, but some members are deadly. Show More Summary
Best babysitter ever? A four-foot shark will produce a moment of pause in anyone, at any age. Create your own future ocean steward today!(Photo: Ashley Schill)...
Stop! It’s hammertime. Marvel as majestic hammerhead sharks gracefully glide past torpedo-shaped tuna—without leaving your desk. Watch our Open Sea exhibit cam(Photo: Christopher Michel)...
How thick are the windows in our famous Kelp Forest exhibit? This photo should give you an idea! They’re made of acrylic, and are regularly (and carefully!) buffed to ensure perfect viewing. Explore this exhibit from the inside—with our live cam(Photo by Erik Teetzel)
Won’t you put these two on your bucket list? You can watch our otters live every day via web cam. Feedings at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30! Tune in to our otter cam...
Armed and spiky! As the spiny king crab prowls the deep seafloor for smaller crabs and sea stars, its pointy protective shell scares off predators. Learn more
Every spring we migrate inland to help save the sea. Find out what we do in Sacramento at Ocean Day California in our latest podcast!...
Cause for Celebration: Two California Marine Sanctuaries Double in Size California has long been a leader in protecting its ocean resources. Starting a decade ago, with strong support from the Aquarium, the state established a comprehensive network of marine protected areas stretching from the Oregon border to Mexico. Show More Summary
A Real Mover The spiny sand star (Astropecten armatus) exhibits a wide range of movement that most people might not associate with a starfish. They have small points, not suckers, on the end of their many tube feet, which allows them to glide over he sea floor with great agility and some speed. Show More Summary
Happy Pi Day! For our jellies, it’s just another day in the life of pi—the ratio of the circumference of a circle (or a moon jelly) to its diameter. Learn more about moon jellies (Photo: ©Tom Antal)
U.S. Fisheries: Leading the Way on Sustainability Last year, our Seafood Watch assessment of West Coast and Alaska groundfish fisheries confirmed that federal ecosystem-based management improvements drove a dramatic rebound from a low point after a federal disaster declaration in 2000. Show More Summary