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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.

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