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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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Parasols of the Sea

Rainy winter days call for a visit with umbrella jellies! You can see a small swarm of these dainty invertebrates on exhibit in our Tiny Drifters gallery in the Open Sea wing.

Say Hello to Our New Puffin Babies

Our five-month-old tufted puffins, Stewart and Stella, have joined our seabird gallery in the Open Sea wing. While this colorful species has earned the nickname "the parrots of the sea," these new birds stand out because of their more muted juvenile coats.

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.

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.