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🌊 Dive into the wonders of the sea and our mission to conserve the ocean! 🐙 montereybayaquarium.org 🐟 @SeafoodWatch

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“It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.” - John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Many moons, a go.” - Moon jelly kreisel, Monterey Bay Aquarium ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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The ocean is mysterious, but the work to explore it doesn't need to be! Our colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are hosting their yearly open house THIS SATURDAY 7/20, from noon to 5 p.m. We hope to sea you there! Link in profile for the deets! !

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Nobody: No one: Not even a soul: The universal alignment of all Consciousness in requesting Nothing, which is to say, that any statement whatever henceforth will be considered an offering to the altar of Precisely The Absence Of Prompting From All Existence: Us: This took a tern .

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That’s no moon—or wait, maybe it is?! Here at the Aquarium, we know Mola mola as “ocean sunfish,” but across the pond, molas moonlight as “moonfish” instead. Between the Apollo 11 anniversary and tonight’s full moon, now is the perfect time for sunfish lunatics to unite around these sealestial beings! 🌕🐟❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those inquiring minds out there: 🇫🇷: poisson lune 🇪🇸: pez luna 🇮🇹: pesce luna 🇩🇪: Mondfisch 🇳🇱: maanvis 🇵🇹: peixe lua ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Well this video certainly tipped the scales of amazing polychaete worms! Pound for pound, we’d take scale worms over most others any day. We just had to weigh in with our ⚖️🐛❤️! Ok, scale puns aside, this week’s is about all the work @mbari_news is doing for scale (worms)! ・・・ Imagine just about any habitat in the ocean—from the tiny spaces between sand grains to the vast open waters—and you'll find scale worms living there!⁠ ⁠ Of the nearly 20,000 species of segmented worms known today, nearly 10 percent are scale worms. What makes this group of worms so successful? Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are on the hunt to find out. They are using remotely operated vehicles to explore the ocean's uncharted habitats where these beautiful worms thrive. ⁠ ⁠ Scale worms are easily recognized by the fleshy scales covering their backs and the hundreds of dazzling bristles below them. Scale worms dominate the deep sea not only in terms of species numbers but also in the variety of their shapes and sizes. Investigating their diverse forms and behaviors reveals the many ways this particular group of segmented worms has been able to thrive in so many challenging habitats, including the deep sea.⁠ ⁠

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Whipping whorls of bewildering wonder welcome wanderers wishing to witness wilderness in wave-swept worlds. Near the piston that plunges into our Kelp Forest, the push and pull and periodic play of the water creates a perfect position for the prodigious productivity of giant kelp to be put on display, as previously microscopic and planktonic spores propel the plant to carpet the surface in a canopy populated with plentiful species—and opportunities for pretty pictures!

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Farewell otter pups 870 and 872! These two rescued southern sea otters have now arrived at their new home: @shedd_aquarium! Found stranded as young pups and unable to survive in the wild, they were raised up behind the scenes at the Aquarium by our Sea Otter Program, and they now get to share their otterly pawesome message of ocean conservation with new friends in the Windy City! 📷1️⃣ Pup 872, Master of Floof 📷2️⃣ Pup 870, Otterney General of Rascality 🎥 @shedd_aquarium

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Yay! Just an absolutely gorgeous day on the bay today, if we do so say. 😍🌊❤️

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Why hello there little red octopus! We were having cephalopod week withdrawals, but luckily local diver @ocean_phil came to our rescute with this sensoceanal photo 😍📷🐙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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HATCHY BIRD DAY BIXBY! 1️⃣🐧🎉🥰 Yesterday was Bixby the African penguin’s very first hatch day! Ofishally the youngest member of our penguin colony, she hatched at the Aquarium on July 7th, 2018 as a part of @zoos_aquariums’s Species Survival Plan for these endangered birds, which supports the work of @sanccob and others in helping these birds pengwin in the wild! Swipe to see more photos of Bixby’s transition from tiny penguin floof to sleek and shiny juvenile! ➡️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ! ?

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Algae-whiz! That’s a low tide! The lowest of low tides for the month are happening along the coast this week thanks to Tuesday’s new moon, which means it’s the perfect time to head out and explore these tiny, rarely sea-n worlds. Check out this morning’s low tide and tips on how to go tidepooling responsibly in our Story, and on our YouTube live (link in bio)! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Jellyfishing you a wonderful Fourth of July sealebrocean! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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