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Spot sharks, rays and other fishes as they cruise through our rocky reef.

Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, spiny dogfish and the elusive Pacific angel shark all dwell in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit—like they do just beyond our walls in the cold waters of the bay. Designed with sharks in mind, this exhibit's 90-foot-long hourglass shape gives our big sharks plenty of room to glide and turn.

Watch carefully and you might see big skates and bat rays pass by the window, just like their shark kin. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for sturgeon coasting through the water, rockfish and giant sea bass relaxing by the reef, and flatfish nestling on the sandy seafloor.

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Meet the Mysterious Ghost Shark

Researchers have captured footage of an unusual species of "ghost shark" in the deep sea off California's central coast. It's the first time this species has ever been seen alive.

White Shark Nursery Discovered in Mexico

An international partnership of scientists, including Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers, have confirmed a nursery area for newborn white sharks in the warm waters off Mexico's Baja California coast.

¡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!

View Our Monterey Bay Habitats Curriculum

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