Spot sharks, rays and other fishes as they cruise through our rocky reef.
The southern sea otters in our Sea Otters exhibit love to play with toys, lounge in ice buckets or just snooze. We feed ours four times a day, often putting the food in toys to stimulate the otters' natural behavior of pounding and working to get food out of shells.
Our aquarists also teach the otters behaviors, like holding a target with their paws or walking onto a scale. Training keeps our otters mentally and physically stimulated—it also makes working with the otters safer for us and less stressful for them.
A third scalloped hammerhead shark has been added to our Open Sea exhibit. These beautiful sharks are between one and two years old. For the past year, they've been growing up at our off-site Animal Research and Care Center, but now are big enough to join the community of fishes on exhibit.
How does a skate settle down for the evening? Do sharks get shuteye once the Aquarium closes? Find out with a sleepover! After fun activities and a bedtime snack, snuggle in next to your favorite exhibit, then wake up to a continental breakfast.
Earlier this spring, researchers traveled to a remote stretch of open sea known as the White Shark Café. They hoped to learn what draws sharks to this area every year. The team discovered an oasis of ocean life previously undetected by satellite images.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.