Monterey Bay Cam

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Our Monterey Bay cam offers a peek from the Aquarium's ocean-view decks.

From this vantage point, you can identify a number of the birds and sea mammals that find refuge in Life on the Bay. Look for black cormorants perched on a rock, perhaps stretching their wings to dry. Watch the water's surface; you might see a harbor seal poke its head out of the water, or a sea otter wrapped in kelp.

Monterey Bay is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. This safe haven is home to a rich variety of fishes, plants, marine mammals and birds.

Don't Miss

Evenings by the Bay

June 29–Aug. 31 (Saturdays)
6–8 p.m.

Experience an evening at the Aquarium this summer with reduced admission prices, live music and amazing food! Locals pay special admission prices of $25 per adult (including seniors and students) and $15 per child after 6 p.m. Learn more

Summer Fuzzies

Otters, whales and seals are out on the water and under the sun in the Monterey Bay this summer! Check out our marine mammal montage to see these animals splash, swim and shuffle in our latest video.

Now That's an Old Bird

You won't bird-lieve it! Our birds stay hearty and healthy for a long, long time — thanks to the hard work and gentle love of our dedicated Animal Care team. Learn more about how we care for our geriatric avian friends and meet our eldest birds.

Clash of the Titans

White sharks. Orcas. These legendary ocean predators need no introduction. But how do they get along? A new study by our white shark researchers details what happens when two top predators cross paths.

View Our Life on the Bay Curriculum

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