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Smithsonian Study Reveals Tool-Using Sea Otters Not Closely Related: Knowledge is paw-er, so check out the latest in sea otter science with this study co-authored by Aquarium researcher Jessica Fujii ^
Nap time! Elephant seals migrate thousands of miles, dive to over a mile deep and hold their breath for up to two hours. After all of that, they deserve some R&R. (The pups are just practicing.)
amnhnyc: Happy #ManateeAppreciationDay! Gentle and solitary, West Indian manatees, Trichechus manatus, wander through both fresh and salt water. They keep to warm regions because they have no blubber, which insulates other marine mammals living in colder climates. Show More Summary
cetadreams: Beluga whale by Eugene Frogfish on Flickr.
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our time—now is the time to speed up, not reverse, the progress being made by legislation like the Clean Power Plan. The Monterey Bay Aquarium will continue to advocate for science-based public policies to address the threats to society posed by climate change. Read the full statement from our Director, Julie Packard.
Sunny skies and blue waves make for a lovely day on the Monterey Bay today. Keep an eye out for passing seabirds, seals and sea otters! This lovely stretch of blue is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (shoutout to @noaasanctuaries!),...Show More Summary
noaasanctuaries: She said what?? Here, two northern elephant seal pups play-fight on the beach in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Though they can be fun to watch, it’s crucial that you give these animals plenty of space – it’s safer for both you and them. Show More Summary
Our colleagues at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have only seen the Haliphron atlanticus octopus three times in 27 years. Recently they spotted one carrying an egg-yolk jelly and made a discovery about this elusive...Show More Summary
helovelyseas: Beroe forskalii by Alexander Semenov
Nothing looks quite as cozy as a seal napping on a beach. But when elephant seals visit Año Nuevo State Park every December-March, they’re not the just resting. They’ve got important work to do!
helovelyseas: Cyanea capillata (Lion’s mane) by Alexander Semenov
Researchers at the Coast Guard's Joint Maritime Test Facility on Little Sand Island, in Mobile Bay off the Alabama coast, fit the Flame Refluxer with coils for a test burn. The Flame Refluxer after a test burn. Workers at the Coast Guard's...Show More Summary
crecrecreature: ignem-aeternum: Found this and thought y'all would appreciate it ???? I call it “The Flight of the Scallops” If anyone knows where this is from please add a link because this is awesome. Source
We’ve got you covered. Ten new common cuttlefish are making themselves at home in our Tentacles special exhibition! A young cuttlefish peeks out from the seagrass. At just eight months old, the cuttlefish are a bit shy and frequently...Show More Summary
Can colorful fish brighten your day? Only one way to find out! Follow a bevy of busy tropical fishes as they traverse the corals in our special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge. Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth—and they need our help. Show More Summary
odd bretl jose martín piñatel odd bretl david slater jackson wong odd bretl nubbsgalore: despite its colourful appearance, the hawaiian bobtail squid (euprymna scolopes) has the ability to render itself invisible to predators from bellow,...Show More Summary
npr: nprfreshair: Photographer Builds A ‘Photo Ark’ For 6,500 Animal Species And Counting National Geographic contributing photographer Joel Sartore is 11 years into a 25-year endeavor to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. Show More Summary
noaasanctuaries: The grass is always greener! March marks Seagrass Awareness Month, a time to recognize the importance of healthy seagrass beds in maintaining our ocean’s health. In places like Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary,...Show More Summary
Some things never change. 20 years later, our Facilities Systems Manager Eric is still on the job manning the boards in our control room. How many differences can you spot in this Throwback Thursday comparison?