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.
We recently added 4,600 anchovies and sardines to our Kelp Forest. How do you tell these shimmering schools apart? A sardine school tends to move in darting motions, while a school of anchovies will form a vertical funnel or swirl.
The federal Administration has released a plan to open nearly all U.S. ocean waters, including six areas off California, to oil and gas drilling. Offshore oil drilling in sensitive coastal waters puts coastal economies, jobs and animals at unnecessary risk. Join us in speaking out to protect America's coastal waters.
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.