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Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.

You'll see giant bluefin tuna power their way through the water, while hammerhead sharks, pelagic rays and giant green sea turtles swim just inches away.

The stunning one-million-gallon exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium.

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Join Us for Shark Days!

Don't miss this fun-filled weekend November 1–2. You'll learn all about the ocean's most mysterious and misunderstood species and enjoy cool shark-themed activities.

Flame Jellies are Heating Up Our Exhibit

We recently put beautiful new flame jellies (Rhopilema esculentum) on exhibit. Their golden and crimson tentacles flutter like flames as they swim, while their frilly fringe traps food. These jellies are found in coastal waters off China and Japan, but you can see them now in The Jellies Experience.

Return of the Pharaoh Cuttlefish

We're happy to once again have pharaoh cuttlefish on exhibit! Hovering in the shallows like spaceships, these cuttlefish hunt crabs and fishes, propelling themselves through the water using their frilly fins. If you've missed these masters of disguise, you can find them in our Tentacles special exhibition.

Revealing Tuna Secrets

Our Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a partnership with Stanford University, is achieving unprecedented insight into the lives of bluefin tuna. 

Download Our Free Aquarium App!

Get the most out of your visit with our app. You'll learn about our animals and exhibits—plus programs and special events you won't want to miss! You can even share beautiful, professionally photographed Aquarium images with family and friends via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail. 

View Our Open Sea Curriculum

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