Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.
The stunning one-million-gallon Open Sea exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium.
We recently added 5,000 new Pacific sardines to our Open Sea exhibit! Like synchronized swimmers, sardines in a school move together as one. When predators come near, there's safety in numbers for these small fish.
New research from our team documents sea turtles using their flippers to manipulate food. We expect this behavior from animals like otters, who learn it from their mothers. But a sea turtle never meets its mother—it figures out how to use its flippers on its own.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.