What makes Monterey Bay Aquarium so special is its commitment to environmental conservation and education. The aquarium continuously pumps Monterey Bay ocean water through the tanks. During the day the water is filtered for clarity and at night the unfiltered water brings in food in the form of plankton. Waste ocean water from the aquarium is returned to the bay – making the aquarium essentially a part of the ocean. The aquarium also runs a “Seafood Watch” program that promotes responsible seafood consumption.
Parking is available at the Cannery Row parking garage, or on the street further down Ocean View Blvd. During the summer the free WAVE trolley runs between the aquarium and downtown Monterey.
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Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 days (approx.)