Blog Profile / Monterey Bay Aquarium


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Members! Join us  for a special Picnic by the Bay Member Night...

Members! Join us  for a special Picnic by the Bay Member Night this Thursday, July 9. Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy dining on our ocean-front decks or in front of your favorite exhibit. Learn more

Sleek and beautiful, leopard sharks are built for life on the...

Sleek and beautiful, leopard sharks are built for life on the seafloor. Their mouths are on the flat underside of their heads and open downward allowing them to graze on food buried in the sand.  Learn more about these cool creature...

Common, but with uncommon beautyIn its everyday plumage, the...

Common, but with uncommon beauty In its everyday plumage, the dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a dull grayish, brownish speckled shorebird that’s a common sight across the United States, where it winters on both east and west coasts and into Alaska. Show More Summary

Plankton of the world, beware! The melibe sea slug sweeps its...

Plankton of the world, beware! The melibe sea slug sweeps its hood through the water to catch tiny drifters. Learn more!

Evenings by the Bay begin this weekend! Join us for extended...

Evenings by the Bay begin this weekend! Join us for extended summer hours and a great lineup of music on Saturday and Sunday nights through Labor Day weekend.  Learn more!  

Nom nom! Our roly-poly penguin chicks are growing up fast behind...

Nom nom! Our roly-poly penguin chicks are growing up fast behind the scenes! Born in May, the chicks are healthy and eating well!  Learn more about these young fluff balls.

We just added 15,000 new sardines to our Open Sea exhibit! Catch...

We just added 15,000 new sardines to our Open Sea exhibit! Catch the swirling, sparkling action on our live cam.

Share your selfie and say YES to a plastic-free ocean! Take a...

Share your selfie and say YES to a plastic-free ocean! Take a photo while shopping with your favorite reusable bag and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social platforms, with the #MyBag or #MiBolsa hashtag to show your support of California’s plastic bag ban. Read the full story on our Conservation & Science blog

Start your Monday with some mischief! Watch our Sea Otter...

Start your Monday with some mischief! Watch our Sea Otter Cam!  Our otters love to play with toys, lounge in ice buckets or just snooze. We feed ours four times a day, often putting the food in toys to stimulate the otters’ natural behavior of pounding and working to get food out of shells. Show More Summary

It’s National “Get into Your Sanctuary”...

It’s National “Get into Your Sanctuary” Weekend! Find your local marine sanctuary and celebrate the splendor.  Dive in! (Photos: Bill Morgan)

Ready for their close-upWe love watching live cephalopods, but...

Wunderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) Bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) Stumpy cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) Ready for their close-up We love watching live cephalopods, but it’s a treat to see them in pictures, their awesomeness frozen in time, and really investigate their cool features. Show More Summary

Super modelsThere’s a small world of wonder inside a museum case...

Glass squid made by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, circa 1885. Photo by Tyson V. Rininger. Glass octopus made by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, circa 1885. Photo by Tyson V. Rininger. Glass squid made by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, circa 1885. Show More Summary

#CephalopodWeek is ending today, but it’s always a...

#CephalopodWeek is ending today, but it’s always a cephalo-bration in our Tentacles special exhibition! Have you seen it yet? Go behind the scenes of Tentacles in this short video

We’re making a splash in San Francisco this summer—join us!All...

We’re making a splash in San Francisco this summer—join us! All summer long the Aquarium will be hosting events in the San Francisco bay area. Shake a leg, or fin, and dive into a delicious cocktail at one of our Happy Hours or Trivia Nights. Show More Summary

Trying to attract a mate? It’s all about flashing the...

Trying to attract a mate? It’s all about flashing the right colors and patterns for these bigfin reef squid, who are pairing up and laying eggs on exhibit right now! #CephalopodWeek

Spotty with a chance of stripesWatch an average moment in the...

Spotty with a chance of stripes Watch an average moment in the life of a day octopus (Octopus cyanea) and learn from a camouflage expert. This master of the color wheel changes hue and pattern to perfectly match its surroundings, from living coral to rocky hideouts–but scientists think most octopuses are color blind. Show More Summary

Turning the Tide: The Story of Monterey BayPerformed in and...

Turning the Tide: The Story of Monterey Bay Performed in and around our Great Tide Pool, our new deck show tells the stories of the people who immigrated to Monterey to harvest our bay’s abundant waters. See fishermen in boats catch squid and flatfish, and divers capture abalone. Show More Summary

Giant Pacific octopuses sometimes get “attached” to...

Giant Pacific octopuses sometimes get “attached” to their aquarists—in a good way! #CephalopodWeek

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