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Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.

Look closely and you'll discover an astonishing diversity of fish and invertebrates swimming here and clinging to the kelp and algae.

Listen to live audio of our Kelp Forest feeding program and watch divers hand-feed sharks, fishes and other animals. If you're lucky, a wolf-eel will emerge to gulp some squid or fish.

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¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Now Open

It's a land and sea adventure starring rainbow-colored fishes, round-bellied iguanas and other amazing animals from Baja's desert, mangrove forests and coral reefs. Get a glimpse of Baja, by way of Monterey!

Tiny Fish, Big Attitude

We've got a new baby garibaldi on display in a small gallery by the Kelp Forest exhibit. You can spot the juvenile by its bright orange body with neon blue markings. While these fish only grow to weigh in at around two pounds, they're known for being territorial.

Protect the Future of the Ocean

We're working hard every day to protect the ocean and the animals that call it home. Join us by supporting our Conservation & Science programs.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Kelp Forest

Want a preview of our Kelp Forest and other exhibits? A virtual visit is just a few clicks away with Google Maps Street View. Get a 360-degree look at the Aquarium as you stroll inside through our galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.

View Our Kelp Forest Curriculum

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