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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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Now Playing: Our New Live Jelly Cam

You can now enjoy the beautiful sea nettles in our Open Sea exhibit wherever you are! Our new live Jelly Cam gives you an intimate view of these delicate drifters as they pulse through the water. Prepare to be mesmerized.

Welcome Our New Little Loggerhead

Rescued two months ago in North Carolina, our new loggerhead turtle weighs just over two ounces and is only about three inches long. We'll raise this hatchling here at the Aquarium in our Open Sea gallery for one or two years until it's a larger size and prepared for release into the wild.

Our Hammerhead Shark is a World Record Holder

A recent Australian study profiled successes in the care of hammerheads, and our female shark is the longest (eight feet) and oldest (12 years) of her species on exhibit worldwide. When this shark arrived from Hawaii as pup in 2002, she was just 21 inches!

Revealing Tuna Secrets

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

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.