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Our youngest penguin, Amigo, just turned one year old! Here’s his inspiring hatch day story. 
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"If it fits, I sits"—sea otter edition! Our resident otters regularly enjoy splashing around with the enticing enrichments our aquarists devise for them. The ever-changing landscape of toys to play with and puzzles to solve helps keep our mischievous mustelids active and healthy.
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This hot tub is great
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Happy birthday to longtime Aquarium member Betty White, who has supported our work in so many ways for over 30 years! Thank you for being a dedicated and influential voice for the ocean and marine life.
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Start your Monday off right with some juvenile round rays in our ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge special exhibition! #MondayMotivation
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Friday Fact: The flower radiating in five petals at the heart of a sand dollar is a breathing bouquet, drawn by hundreds of tubular tentacles extending from within the dollar's shell, like so many miniature snorkels to oxygenate its insides.
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Holy cow, I had no idea at all, and I used to collect the sand dollars as a child! I just thought it was a pretty design by nature. 
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Our bell jellies are ringing! These Polyorchis bell jellies are the latest gelatinous choir to put on a concert in the Monterey Bay, and they're now on display in our Drifters Gallery!
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We pelican make a difference for the planet! From facing extinction in the 1970s to their daily fly-bys of the Aquarium, brown pelicans recovered thanks to political pressure by concerned citizens. If you need any ocean optimism and hope, it's the thing with feathers.
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Why protect the ocean? Because it supports all life on Earth—in some cases, literally! More than 50% of the world’s oxygen comes from the ocean. Here’s how we’re working to protect Earth’s big blue life support system: http://mbayaq.co/1TPTB6q

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"We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
— Martin Luther King Jr.

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How right you are! !
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With fewer than 60 vaquitas left in the world, a cross-border partnership (including an elite Navy team of dolphins to help track the elusive porpoises) is assembling for a last-ditch effort to save them. We spoke to some of the people involved, including a former Aquarium staffer.
With vaquita porpoises facing imminent extinction, a coalition of experts are working with the Mexican government on a captive breeding effort.
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Throwback to 2013 and our Secret Lives of Seahorses special exhibition which included an unexpected resident—this juvenile Atlantic horseshoe crab! These ancient arthropods have been around for some 450 million years. Also, their blood is blue!
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Jawesome—it's lunchtime! Divers are about to feed the sevengill sharks in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit—here's a live look at the dining hall!
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Well-known aquarium on a rocky coastline with exhibits ranging from otter habitats to touch pools.- Google
"The cafe served food fairly quickly, but it was hard to find seats to eat."
"Very cool and interesting place to visit, although it was a bit pricy."
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Stephen Shankland
a week ago
Fantastic, but eye-wateringly expensive. The 28-foot-deep kelp bed aquarium is a particular delight. Tentacles exhibit could use some more octopus and squid but is terrific. Jellies are amazing. Otters are always mobbed but worth it. Shorebird exhibit is unique and wonderful. Touch the rays to give yourself a thrill. Good play area for even young toddlers to burn off steam. Five stars except for the price.
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Jeton Prince
3 weeks ago
It was out family's first visit here after hearing how amazing this place is. We were not disappointed! You can easily spend the whole day here and still not see everything. The place is enormous with several different areas highlighting everything from the Baja areas to tropical species. There are also several educational qualities such as the effects of plastic on our oceans and the ways to help the endangered species. Get a stamp, grab some lunch at cannery row and make the day of this marvelous place.
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Rocky Horror
3 weeks ago
I realize your animals need to be maintained. I realize your staff requires compensation. I realize you are a not-for-profit organization... but your regular admission rate is quite ludicrous. We couldn't afford to get in with a family of four for $200. I guess it was silly of us to think that the average family on vacation should be able to enjoy your aquarium. I suppose this dead otter we found washed ashore will have to serve as our fondest memory of our time in Monterey Bay.
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Irene Ramirez
2 weeks ago
It had been more then 20 yrs Since I had been here. My husbands first time. We were like little kids, with the look at this, or look t that. Some of the most amazing sea life for your viewing pleasure. Sea Kelp forest, like none other. From Sharks to Sea Otters, Jelly fish to Penguins. A touching pool area...
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Alexis Fred n Dreas Hern
a month ago
The kids love it. Great marine life exhibits. Right on Monterey Bay, beautiful views. The jellies are my favorite. Nice hands on areas for the kids including touch pools, coloring and play areas as well as interactive activities. Nice gift shop. Facilities are clean and well maintained. A little pricey but if you're going to go a few times a year, the membership is the way to go and well worth it.
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Bekka L
2 weeks ago
What a delightful place to visit and volunteer! Everyone is so helpful and cheery. Check the website before visiting to make sure you aren't inadvertently walking into a holiday or special event. Holiday weekends can get very busy. In the summer, Evenings by the Bay has live music and they are opened until 8pm on weekends! Even if it is busy, you can always get your hand stamped and come back later on.
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Tim Bryant
a month ago
Quality and location. The Monterey bay setting can be spectacular, and the quality of exhibits, not to mention the design of the aquarium (looks like it was built in an old cannery), are first class. They also have interactive exhibits that most folks enjoy, plus areas designed especially for kids. It's easy to loose trek of time watching schools of sardines swimming around the kelp forest, combined with the relaxing background music. All in all, and excellent way to spend the day ... or two. Some local area hotels sell 2-day tickets (must be consecutive), for the price of one.
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Jean Adams
2 months ago
Loved being able to see all the sea life up close & personal. I experienced things here I never thought I'd be able to. It was great. Very clean & well kept. Appreciated the elevators & escalator. Loved the hands on area. So much fun. The otters were very active.