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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.

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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.

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.

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.