[Photo] A Year End Shell ebration November 2016—We celebrated our ten year Makana

A Year-End Shell-ebration!
November 2016—We celebrated our ten-year Makana-versary! This lovely Laysan albatross lady was part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service breeding program in Hawai'i. Sadly, she damaged her left wing at four months of age, making her unable to fly despite rehabilitation efforts. Makana—"gift" in Hawaiian—has been with us ever since, as an ambassador to her species and to the plastic-impacted North Pacific Gyre ecosystem.
[Photo] A Year End Shell ebration November 2016—We celebrated our ten year Makana

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A smiling face in the deep sea! Predatory tunicates like this one make their home on the seafloor and submarine canyon walls, waiting for tiny animals to drift past or swim within chomping range. This #DeepSeaSaturday is brought to you by our intrepid colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)!
[Photo] A smiling face in the deep sea Predatory tunicates like this one

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An oldie but goodie from the photo vault—volunteer divers cleaning the Kelp Forest windows in 1992! Since we opened, more than 9,000 volunteers have contributed their time, energy and ❤. Thank you to the many helping hands who make the Aquarium what it is!
[Photo] An oldie but goodie from the photo vault—volunteer divers cleaning the Kelp

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[Video] Rockfishes are simply magnificent—over 72 different species in the genus Sebastes live

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[Photo] Hello tiny hunter Though less than three inches long stumpy cuttlefish are

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[Video] Need more ice and fire after last night We've got an encore
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[Photo] What happens when this Risso's dolphin dives down into the shoals of

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