The Monterey Bay Aquarium is amazing. Yesterday, I was able to go with a few members of the California State University, Sacramento Field Biology Group. If you live in California it is a must see. If you are visiting California it is a must see. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a diverse variety of marine creatures. They are well known for their otter, tuna, jellyfish, and seahorse exhibits. They’ve also had juvenile Great White Sharks in their exhibits. Sadly, on this trip they didn’t have one on display.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has some amazing displays that feature fish involved in the cannery history of the region. Some of these are anchovies and sardines.
The open sea exhibit is fascinating with lots of large fish. These include Bluefin Tuna, Turtles, Sharks, and Mola mola ocean sunfish.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a fantastic collection of Seahorses and Pipefish.
Perhaps my favorite fish in the Seahorse exhibits are the elegant Leafy Sea Dragons.
The Jellyfish display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is spectacular with some crazy looking jellyfish.
Otters always look like they are having fun.
Here are some of the other critters from the trip.
Next time you are in California, take some time to visit the fantastic Monterey Bay Aquarium.