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Monterey Bay Aquarium photos

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located in a former sardine cannery and a former brewery on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. The facility is one of the largest and most respected aquariums in the world. It also has a prominent research and conservation program.

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Green anemone
Green anemone


Tube anemone (Pachycerianthus fimbriatus)
Tube anemone (Pachycerianthus fimbriatus)


Purple-striped jellyfish
Purple-striped jellyfish


Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)
Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)


Green anemone
Green anemone


Green sea anemone
Green sea anemone


White anemones
White anemones


White, yellow, and green anemone
White, yellow, and green anemone


Chrysaira colorata jellyfish
Chrysaira colorata jellyfish


Crystal jelly
Crystal jelly


Crystal jellyfish (Aequorea victoria)
Crystal jellyfish (Aequorea victoria)


Lionís mane jellies (Cyanea capillata)
Lionís mane jellies (Cyanea capillata)


Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata)
Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata)


Purple-striped jelly
Purple-striped jelly


Purple-striped jelly (Chrysaira colorata)
Purple-striped jelly (Chrysaira colorata)




School of anchovies
School of anchovies


Sunset over the Santa Cruz mountains, CA
Sunset over the Santa Cruz mountains, CA


Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)
Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)


Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)
Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)


Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)
Purple-striped jellyfish (Chrysaira colorata)


Coloful tide pool life, including orange cup coral (Balanophyllia elegans)
Coloful tide pool life, including orange cup coral (Balanophyllia elegans)


Coloful tide pool life, including orange cup coral (Balanophyllia elegans) and sponges
Coloful tide pool life, including orange cup coral (Balanophyllia elegans) and sponges


Monterey Bay biotope
Monterey Bay biotope


Blackfooted penguins (Spheniscus demersus)
Blackfooted penguins (Spheniscus demersus)


Leopard shark
Leopard shark


Leopard shark
Leopard shark


Leopard shark
Leopard shark


Leopard shark
Leopard shark


Leopard shark
Leopard shark


Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)
Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)


Leopard shark
Leopard shark


Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)
Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)


Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata) in a kelp forest
Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata) in a kelp forest


Fish hidden among sponges and sea life
Fish hidden among sponges and sea life


Flounder blending with the sandy bottom
Flounder blending with the sandy bottom


Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax)
Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax)


Scorpionfish
Scorpionfish


Red starfish
Red starfish


Sunset over Santa Cruz, CA
Sunset over Santa Cruz, CA


Sunset over Santa Cruz, CA
Sunset over Santa Cruz, CA


Sunset over Santa Cruz, California
Sunset over Santa Cruz, California









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