top of page
Rocky Island

Marine Conservation organizations in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean

Monterey Bay Aquarium

866 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA, USA

Region Active

North America

Non-profit group



Aquarium, Education, Marine conservation, Marine research, Sustainable seafood


This non-profit public aquarium in Monterey, California, is known for its regional focus on the marine habitats of Monterey Bay, it was the first to exhibit a living kelp forest when it opened in October 1984. Its biologists have pioneered the animal husbandry of jellyfish and it was the first to successfully care for and display a great white shark. The organization's research and conservation efforts also focus on sea otters, various birds, and tunas. Seafood Watch, a sustainable seafood advisory list published by the aquarium beginning in 1999, has influenced the discussion surrounding sustainable seafood.

bottom of page