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Our Monterey Bay cam offers a peek from the Aquarium's ocean-view decks.

From this vantage point, you can identify a number of the birds and sea mammals that find refuge here. Look for black cormorants perched on a rock, perhaps stretching their wings to dry. Watch the water's surface; you might see a harbor seal poke its head out of the water, or a sea otter wrapped in kelp.

Monterey Bay is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. This safe haven is home to a rich variety of fishes, plants, marine mammals and birds.

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Tune in to Our Podcast

Got questions about what’s going on in Monterey Bay? Hear the answers in our three-part Bay Q&A podcast series! Listen to one of our Guest Experience gurus chat about animals, conservation issues and other timely ocean occurrences.

Share the Love with an Aquarium Gift Card

Give your friends and family an Aquarium experience they'll never forget! Our gift cards can be used for admission tickets, Aquarium Adventures tours and activities, membership, the Gift & Bookstore, Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and the Cafe. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Aquarium, or by calling (866) 963-9645.

View Our Life on the Bay Curriculum

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