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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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These Shark Egg Cases Are Swell

A mother-to-be swell shark in our Kelp Forest exhibit recently deposited her egg cases right in front of the window! The egg cases, also known as "mermaids' purses," have wiry tendrils at the corners that anchor them to rocks and seaweed.

Building a Future for the Ocean

With your help, we can expand our education programs through our new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership. Please join us in inspiring a new generation of ocean leaders.

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.