Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
The visit to the world famous aquarium lived up to all expectations. Set right on the bay of Monterey the aquarium has something for everyone. Including sea otters and sea lions swimming just off the shore.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
The jelly fish exhibit. No the picture is not upside down. These jellies were swimming in the same direction at the time, down.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
A life size replica of a California gray whale hangs from the ceiling.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
Moon jellies. While snorkeling one trip on St John in the US Virgin Islands the water was so thick with moon jellies I had to use my underwater camera to move them out of the way to keep from getting stung. Even after a couple of hours in the water with thousands I didn’t get stung once and as I recall the experience was well worth the risk.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
The skeletal remains of a California gray whale. 
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
This painting depicts the famous Cannery Row of Monterey in it’s fishing heyday.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
An ocean bird, the Sandpiper. These little birds can be spotted all along the California coast.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
Giants sea kelp, sharks, and all sorts of other pacific marine life swim in the huge aquariums. Windows surround the aquarium from every side making the viewing spectactular.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
Divers clean the glass while groupers look on.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California 
Outside viewing areas let you watch sea otters in their natural habitat.

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