Spot sharks, rays and other fishes as they cruise through our rocky reef.
Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, spiny dogfish and the elusive Pacific angel shark all dwell in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit—like they do just beyond our walls in the cold waters of the bay. Designed with sharks in mind, this exhibit's 90-foot-long hourglass shape gives our big sharks plenty of room to glide and turn.
Watch carefully and you might see big skates and bat rays pass by the window, just like their shark kin. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for sturgeon coasting through the water, rockfish and giant sea bass relaxing by the reef, and flatfish nestling on the sandy seafloor.
Our aquarists dive into the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit to hand-feed our majestic sevengill sharks. This feeding method allows us to ensure the sharks are getting enough food and monitor their overall health and behavior.
To protect the ocean today, we must learn about its past health, and how ecosystems are changing. Scientists at our new Ocean Memory Lab are analyzing the tissues of long-dead sea creatures to unlock stored secrets about ocean dynamics dating back a century or more.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.