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Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.

You'll see giant bluefin tuna power their way through the water, while hammerhead sharks, pelagic rays and giant green sea turtles swim just inches away.

The stunning one-million-gallon exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium.

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Now Playing: Our New Shark Cam

You can now see sharks, rays and fishes in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit wherever you are! Our new live Shark Cam gives you a close-up look at sevengill and leopard sharks gliding over a rocky reef, flatfish nestling on the sandy seafloor and so much more.

See Sardines Swirl and Sparkle

We recently added 15,000 new Pacific sardines to our Open Sea exhibit! Like synchronized swimmers, sardines in a school move together as one. When predators come near, there's safety in numbers for these small fish.

The Seafood Watch App Just Got Better!

We've redesigned the Seafood Watch app making it easier than ever to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi, learn more about the seafood you eat, and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Revealing Tuna Secrets

Our Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a partnership with Stanford University, is achieving unprecedented insight into the lives of bluefin tuna. 

View Our Open Sea Curriculum

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