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Watch the hustle and bustle of a coral reef community.

Try to keep up with a bevy of busy tropical fishes as they traverse the corals in our special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.

This colorful neighborhood is home to many species of tropical fish, including the Cortez wrasse, scrawled filefish and Cortez angelfish. In the wild, coral reefs are among the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Healthy reefs protect nearby shorelines and wetlands, and are home to thousands of species of fishes and corals.

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Use Your Voice, Box(fish)!

The newest resident of our ¡Viva Baja! special exhibition is a cute square-shaped fish that hums during courtship rituals and buzzes to defend itself and its mates. The spotted boxfish lives in coral and rocky reefs in the Pacific Ocean and tropical Indo-Pacific.

¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Now Open

It's a land and sea adventure starring rainbow-colored fishes, round-bellied iguanas and other amazing animals from Baja's desert, mangrove forests and coral reefs. Get a glimpse of Baja, by way of Monterey!

Share the Love with an Aquarium Gift Card

Give your friends and family an Aquarium experience they'll never forget! Our gift cards can be used for admission tickets, tours and activities, membership, the Gift & Bookstore, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant and Cafe. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Aquarium, or by calling (866) 963-9645 Monday through Friday.

View Our ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.