Aquarium Spotlight: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of hundreds of wonderful aquariums nationwide.



Monterey Bay Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium located in Monterey, California. It is known for being the first to open an exibhit featuring a live kelp forest on October 20, 1984, the date it was opened. You can find the aquarium at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940. The largest tank in the aquarium is 1.2 million US gallons, which is 8.7 million liters. The total volume of tanks is 2.3 million US gallons, which is 8.7 million liters. There are lots of different exhibits, including...


Mission to the Deep: "The exhibit centers around a replica of one of MBARI’s remotely operated vehicles (ROV), the Doc Ricketts." (MBA).


Kelp Forest: "Discover an underwater forest of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and other fishes that weave through swaying fronds of kelp." (MBA).


Rocky Shore: "Explore the rocky shore — where barnacles wave their feathery legs in the currents and brilliant ochre stars cling to rocks amid crashing waves." (MBA).


Sea Otters: "Enjoy the antics of our playful southern sea otters as they romp, tumble and wrestle like they do in the wild." (MBA).


Giant Pacific Octopus: "The giant Pacific octopus is a master of disguise that can solve a maze, recognize our aquarists — and jet across the exhibit in a whoosh of water." (MBA).


Sandy Shore & Aviary: "Investigate a world of mudflats and marshes – where long-legged birds ply the sands and flounders lie flat to keep from being found." (MBA).


Life on the Bay: "Our ocean-view decks offer a great vantage point to spot wildlife, from sea otters to humpback whales." (MBA).


The Jellies Experience: "'The Jellies Experience' is a sensory extravaganza of live exhibits and interactive experiences that highlight the intriguing lives of these unlikely animals – their graceful movements, beautiful symmetry, deceptive fragility and surprising survival skills." (MBA).


Splash Zone & Penguins: "Dive into a kelp forest, visit a coral reef kingdom or explore a rocky shore — and meet rockfish, sharks, penguins and more!" (MBA).


Monterey Bay Habitiats: "Here, sharks glide through the deep reef, giant sea bass lumber among the reef pilings and flatfish nestle in the sandy seafloor." (MBA).


Open Sea: "Marvel as tuna speed past, sardines swarm in huge, glittering schools and sea turtles swim lazily across the 90-foot window." (MBA).



Monterey Bay Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium located in Monterey, California. It is known for being the first to open an exhibit featuring a live kelp forest on October 20, 1984, the date it was opened. You can find the aquarium at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940. The largest tank in the aquarium is 1.2 million US gallons, which is 8.7 million liters. The total volume of tanks is 2.3 million US gallons, which is 8.7 million liters. There are lots of different exhibits, including...


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