Explore Our History
One of the Outer Bay exhibit's most prominent stars-to-be moved here from New York City. A large green sea turtle arrived on long-term loan from New York's Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation.
When we unwrap Ocean Travelers, visitor will uncover important conservation stories about animals that visit Monterey Bay.
Moving into the Outer Bay
Fall 1995In early fall, the first fishes move into the Outer Bay exhibit when 80 yellowfin tuna and 120 bonito are transferred from our holding facilities, followed quickly by California barracudas, pelagic stingrays, a green sea turtle, a giant ocean sunfish and our first blue shark. Designers put the final touches on innovative technology needed to keep the animals alive and healthy, while educators train 465 volunteer guides to interpret outer bay life and habitats for visitors.