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.
What's that sound? It's two male elephant seals duking it out on the beach — they're vying for a chance at being the beachmaster during winter breeding season. Get a good look at that blubber, landlubber!
What's a cephalopod to do when mating season rolls around? Watch our kisslip cuttlefish's mesmerizing mating moves — get ready for a dizzying display of colors, lights and tentacles!
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.
A third scalloped hammerhead shark has been added to our Open Sea exhibit. These beautiful sharks are between one and two years old. For the past year, they've been growing up at our off-site Animal Research and Care Center, but now are big enough to join the community of fishes on exhibit.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.