Kelp Forest Cam

Live Web Cam: 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time    Today's Feeding Times: 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m.

You are watching a pre-recorded, off-hours video of the Kelp Forest Cam.


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Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.

Look closely and you'll discover an astonishing diversity of fish and invertebrates swimming in our Kelp Forest exhibit and clinging to the kelp and algae.

Listen to live audio of our Kelp Forest feeding program and watch divers hand-feed sharks, fishes and other animals. If you're lucky, a wolf-eel will emerge to gulp some squid or fish.

Don't Miss

Dive into Our Kelp Forest Feeding Show!

Twice a day our divers jump into this exhibit to feed the fishes—including fan favorites like the leopard shark and giant sea bass. Hand-feeding ensures everyone gets enough sustainable seafood to eat. It's also a great chance for you to meet the many species that make up this diverse community.

Discover the Ocean's Past

To protect the ocean today, we must learn about its past health, and how ecosystems are changing. Scientists at our new Ocean Memory Lab are analyzing the tissues of long-dead sea creatures to unlock stored secrets about ocean dynamics dating back a century or more.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Kelp Forest

Want a preview of our Kelp Forest and other exhibits? A virtual visit is just a few clicks away with Google Maps Street View. Get a 360-degree look at the Aquarium as you stroll inside through our galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.

View Our Kelp Forest Curriculum

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