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Some things never change. 20 years later, our Facilities Systems Manager Eric is still on the job manning the boards in our control room. How many differences can you spot in this Throwback Thursday comparison? 
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Stay in school, little fishes. To avoid hungry predators, anchovies swim in schools of thousands. With all those moving targets, it's hard for a predator to focus on just one!
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From sea to sky and everywhere in between, clean water is a necessity for all life on Earth—a message written in the clouds this World Water Day.
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A juvenile Pacific seahorse canters behind the scenes. These critters are declining in the wild, but by breeding them here at the Aquarium, we hope to reduce collection pressure on wild populations.

Learn more about our efforts to help protect this vulnerable species and share its conservation story: http://mbayaq.co/2hKmeU8
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You never know exactly how inspiration will strike at the Aquarium. For some visitors, it starts with learning about a living fossil from volunteer guide Mariah and her service dog, Duncan. “Duncan’s absolute favorite animal in the Aquarium is the nautilus,” explains Mariah. “His ears perk up when he sees them and he loves to watch them swim in the exhibit.”

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Hooray for springtime on the Monterey Bay! We’re ready for the fluttering arrival of migrating shorebirds, gray whales cruising by with their new calves, harbor seal pupping season and the rest of a wild spring agenda.
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Today feels like a sleepy seal Saturday. Recharging on the rocks after a long night of foraging, harbor seals don't need to pick between sleeping in and a beach day on the Monterey Bay!

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Looks like Abby found a bit of luck already. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!
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Believe it or naut, nautiluses have been around for over 150 million years. That's a lot of Throwback Thursdays!
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Throwback to last year, when blustery days brought thousands of by-the-wind sailors (also known as velella velella) to Monterey beaches! Learn more about these jelly-like invertebrates: http://mbayaq.co/2mPDf4k
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