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.
Are you ready for Tentacles, our new special exhibition opening April 12? You'll explore a dozen live exhibits of octopuses and their kin including the world's largest octopus and one of the world's smallest squid.
We recently added a new species, lemon jellies (Aegina citrea), to "The Jellies Experience." They were collected here in the bay with the help of our sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and raised behind the scenes. These jellies swim with their tentacles out front, using them like a rake to catch other jellies.
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.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.