Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.
Listen to live audio of our Kelp Forest feeding program and watch divers hand-feed sharks, fishes and other animals. If you're lucky, a wolf-eel will emerge to gulp some squid or fish.
Twice a day our divers jump into this exhibit to feed the fishes—including fan favorites like the leopard shark and giant sea bass. Hand-feeding ensures everyone gets enough sustainable seafood to eat. It's also a great chance for you to meet the many species that make up this diverse community.
You can help save sea otters by donating to the California Sea Otter Fund when you fill out your California income tax form. The fund supports researchers (including us!) working to understand and conserve the threatened southern sea otter.
Want a preview of our Kelp Forest and other exhibits? A virtual visit is just a few clicks away with Google Maps Street View. Get a 360-degree look at the Aquarium as you stroll inside through our galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.