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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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Meet Our New Tiny Drifters

We're the only aquarium in the world culturing and exhibiting these two species of deep-water hydrozoans, Leuvkartiara sp. and Earleria purpurea, both of which are native to the Monterey Bay. Visit them in our Tiny Drifters gallery in the Open Sea wing.

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.

You are Here!

Our free app for iPhone and iPod touch takes advantage of Apple's new indoor positioning to make it easy for visitors to pinpoint their location and quickly navigate to the most popular exhibits, animals and amenities using a new interactive map.

Take a Virtual Tour

What's it like to see the bay from the Aquarium's ocean-view decks? Find out now with Google Maps Street View. In just a few clicks you can get a 360-degree look from outside the Aquarium, then head inside and stroll through our exhibit galleries.

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.