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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Check Out Our New Tumblr Blog!

Want to stay connected to our animals, exhibits and conservation efforts? We've moved our blog to Tumblr. This blog will continue, but you'll find the latest updates on Tumblr. Thanks for your interest! Monterey Bay Aquarium

Another Day at the Office: An Aquarium Employee Goes on a Mission to Tag White Sharks

By Chuck Saltsman, Senior Producer, Interpretive Media at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Photos copyright Tyson Rininger. Ten yards in front of me, a 14-foot great white shark churns the water into a pink foam as it chews basketball-size chunks of...

Cetacean Circus

Visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium often ask, "where are the whales in the aquarium?" We let them know how lucky we are to be right on the Monterey Bay, a hotspot for over 13 species of cetaceans - whales...

Sad News: Death of a Great White Shark

We're saddened to announce that the young great white shark we released on October 25 off the coast of southern California has died. This is a very difficult day for all of us at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and for...

Great White Update: A Successful Release

The sixth great white shark we've exhibited is back in the wild. The Monterey Bay Aquarium husbandry team released the shark about two miles offshore of the Goleta pier north of Santa Barbara, shortly after 1 p.m. today. According t...

Great White: Back to the Wild

The sixth great white shark ever exhibited at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is on his way back to the wild. The young male shark brought to Monterey on August 31 is being transported to ocean waters south of Point Conception...

How the California Shark Fin Bill was Passed

Every once in a while an issue comes along that unites everyone around a common goal. This year, that issue was the protection of sharks, and the goal was to end the shark fin trade here in California. We accomplished...

Operation: Transport White Shark

An insider’s look at moving an apex predator from the ocean to the aquarium I wake ten minutes before my alarm goes off--and my body and mind instinctively know that I have an epic day in store. I skip my...

Take One Final Step to Ban Shark Fin Trade

Sharks & shark conservation advocates worldwide are one step from a major victory after Tuesday's vote in the California state Senate to ban the trade in shark fins. But it's not a done deal until Gov. Jerry Brown signs AB...

Great White Shark on Exhibit!

For the sixth time since 2004, our husbandry team has successfully brought a juvenile great white shark from the wild to temporarily reside in the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He was collected by our team...

Shark Finning Trade Ban: One Step Closer

Excellent news out of Sacramento, where legislation to ban the shark fin trade in California cleared an important hurdle. On Thursday, the state Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 for AB 376, which would outlaw the import, sale and possession of...

Table for Two?

Our Seafood Watch apps for iPhone and Android help you make choices for healthy oceans. Since launching a new feature - Project FishMap - we've been encouraging users across the U.S. to share where they're finding ocean-friendly seafood meals. We've...

Salmon: Gifts from the Sea

If you ever doubted that life on Earth is all connected, in ways more mysterious than we can fathom, consider the salmon, the redwood and the grizzly bear. For good measure, toss in a bottle of wine. Their fates are...

You Otter Give Blood

Twilight. Forks, Washington. Alluring faces that captivate hearts and win over strangers. But beware! Behind the bright eyes and captivating charm, sharp teeth are ready to strike at any moment on unsuspecting innocents. Yes, blood will be drawn for sure....

Mariachis Serenade Beluga

For the sheer fun of it: musicians with Mariachi Connecticut serenade Juno, a beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. The musicians were performing at a wedding. Now -- understandably -- the video's going viral. Enjoy!

"Modern Family" Meets Monterey Bay Aquarium

When he's not playing emo-rocker Dylan on the Emmy Award-winning show Modern Family, actor Reid Ewing sometimes stars online in offbeat Reiding videos. Recently he paid a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here's the result:

No Ordinary Snail

There’s always something going on in the Kelp Forest Touch Pool. Right now you can see the giant keyhole limpet (Megathura crenulata). This is no ordinary snail. The body of a keyhole limpet can grow to be almost 10 inches...

Fish Tales, Great White Style

Two tales of great white shark research: One that the researchers will be talking about for a LONG time, one involving our white shark team that you can check out during Discovery Channel's Shark Week on July 31. In South...

Art and the Open Sea

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s newly renovated Open Sea exhibit is best known for amazing animals, including giant green sea turtles, ocean sunfish, speedy tunas, puffins and more. But it also has an artistic streak. That’s because in the Open Sea’s...

Pup Pup Hooray

540: That’s the staggering number of animals that have entered the Aquarium’s live-stranding program since our Sea Otter Research and Conservation (SORAC) program started in 1984. 540: The number (and temporary name) of the newest pup to grace our sea...

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