Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.
Listen to live audio of our Kelp Forest feeding program and watch divers hand-feed sharks, fishes and other animals. If you're lucky, a wolf-eel will emerge to gulp some squid or fish.
No tortillas here — a "blubber burrito" is less like Mexican food and more like a Fitbit for sharks! In our latest video, scientists hide a tracking device in seal blubber and feed it to a fascinating finned friend.
See Cannery Row's kelp forest — both inside and outside our walls! The wild kelp forests inspired our founders to build the Aquarium over three decades ago. Walking through the Kelp Forest exhibit, you get a diver's-eye-view of the Monterey Bay, minus the wetsuit.
Before our doors open, there’s a symphony of movement behind the scenes as food is prepared and served to our 550 species. Find out what’s on the menu in our longest tour, Feeding Frenzy. You’ll even get to feed the fish!
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.