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Meet The Striped Pyjama Squid: Sepioloidea lineolata

Striped pyjama squids (Sepioloidea lineolata) are some of the cutest cephalopods, rarely seen in aquariums. Pyjama squids are part of the Sepiadariida family, which is a group related to squid and cuttlefish. So it seems despite their name, pyjama squids…

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Shares Video Of The Most Iconic Deep-sea Critters

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has recently shared a video showing some of Californias more iconic deep-sea critters. Monterey Bay is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of waters in the world, and the underlying submarine canyon is…

Seven Public Aquariums Offering Brilliant Digital Content

Missing some of your favorite public aquariums? Or just need to keep busy?  We’ve put together a list of seven public aquariums offering engaging virtual content. This list includes a few live cams, (don’t miss the Anthias Cam), and much…

Monterey Bay Aquarium Jelly Cam

Jelly Cam Thanks to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you can now tune in LIVE to watch Sea Nettle Jellyfish (Chrysaora fuscescens) in their open sea exhibit. The jelly cam gives you a front row seat to these graceful invertebrates smoothly…

How propagation programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium impact outstanding visitor experience. IAC 2016

International Aquarium Congress 2016 | DAY 1 Randy Hamilton, Vice President of Husbandry at the Monterey Bay Aquarium spoke to the history of propagation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and how breakthroughs in Jellyfish, Cephalopods and Seahorse propagation has enabled…

This sea slug wants to be a fish so bad…

Most of us fantasize about being something we were not — Hermy wanted to be a dentist, everyone wanted to be like Mike and this sea slug wants to be a fish. Meet Phylliroe, a nudibranch that is about the size…

Monterey Bay gets new reality show

California’s Monterey Bay is getting its own reality TV show thanks to a partnership between PBS and the BBC showcasing marine life in Monterey Bay. For three nights starting August 31, viewers will get a live look at whales, sea…

Steinhart’s trick to decompress fish showcased on PBS

You might recall the hyperbaric chamber designed by scientists at the California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium. A recent story done by KQED-TV, the local PBS station in San Francisco, showcases the engineering needed to bring fish to the surface…

Coconut octopus making itself at home at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

For all you people heading out in the camper or RV for the summertime this creative cephalopod might just appeal to you. The veined octopus is also known as the coconut octopus as it tends to be a bit creative when it…

First ever vampire squid goes on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay is well known for its ground breaking displays, being the first aquarium to display a great white shark, having sprawling displays of jellyfish and now they can add another mythical creature to their roster of featured animals,…