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Our current Kelp Forest-cast? Cloudy with a 100% chance of...

Our current Kelp Forest-cast? Cloudy with a 100% chance of dinoflagellates! A non-toxic bloom of Akashiwo sanguinae phytoplankton is coursing through the Monterey Bay’s kelp forests—including our own! The Aquarium is run on an open-seawater system, making our Kelp Forest exhibit a literal extension of the bay. Our current hazy, greenish-amber water is due to trillions of phytoplankton in the water—like a large puff of pollen.
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