Spot sharks, rays and other fishes as they cruise through our rocky reef.
Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, spiny dogfish and the elusive Pacific angel shark all dwell in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit—like they do just beyond our walls in the cold waters of the bay. Designed with sharks in mind, this exhibit's 90-foot-long hourglass shape gives our big sharks plenty of room to glide and turn.
Watch carefully and you might see big skates and bat rays pass by the window, just like their shark kin. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for sturgeon coasting through the water, rockfish and giant sea bass relaxing by the reef, and flatfish nestling on the sandy seafloor.
This second-largest member of the cuttlefish family gets its name from its two club-like tentacles, which it uses to strike and grab prey. It's also a cunning predator, hypnotizing prey with flashing, colored bands that ripple along its skin. You can see it now in Tentacles!
Get an insider's look at the Aquarium by exploring exhibits with our most seasoned guides. Through their personal stories, you'll meet new animals and fishes, go behind the scenes with our jellies, and learn about groundbreaking research.
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Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.