Open Sea Cam

Live Web Cam: 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time    Today's Feeding Times: 11 a.m.

You are watching a pre-recorded, off-hours video of the Open Sea Cam.

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    Our Exhibits Inspire the Next Wave of Ocean Leaders

    Our million-gallon Open Sea exhibit sparks curiosity, wonder and a sense of connection to ocean wildlife when schoolchildren encounter it on field trips. Help us expand our education programs to provide science and environmental education to more students than ever before!

Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.

You'll see giant tuna power their way through the water, while pelagic rays and green sea turtles swim just inches away.

The stunning one-million-gallon Open Sea exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium.

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Pelagic Magic!

Three young pelagic stingrays have recently been added to our Open Sea exhibit. This active predator hunts small fishes, squid, jellies and shrimp in the open ocean. It can often be seen feeding upside down, grasping food in its very sharp teeth, and sometimes using its pectoral fins to manipulate food into its mouth.

Join Us for Our Jellies and Open Sea Tour

A fish as big as a car glides past, while thousands of sardines move as one. Nearby, jellies shimmer and pulse. This exhibit gives the impression of an infinite ocean, and will expand your view in the same way. Go deep with our guides as they highlight their favorite spots—plus a few sneak peeks behind the scenes.

Revealing Tuna Secrets

Our Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a partnership with Stanford University, is achieving unprecedented insight into the lives of bluefin tuna. 

View Our Open Sea Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.