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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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Jump for Joy over Humpbacks

We've been seeing loads of humpback whales off our ocean-view decks. These mega-mammals are on the hunt for schools of fish and krill, which they round up by blowing bubbles!

Our New Mission to the Deep Exhibit is Now Open!

What's it like to explore the depths of the deep sea? Find out in our newest exhibit! A 360-degree video projection immerses you in a virtual underwater world, where you'll see astonishing animals and learn about the cool science of our partner institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

The Seafood Watch App Just Got Better!

We've redesigned the Seafood Watch app making it easier than ever to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi, learn more about the seafood you eat, and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.

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.