A Field Trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium

November 8th, 2013 posted by stephanieyy

On Nov 1st, we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium(MBA) for a field trip, which is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row of the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Monterey, California.

The aquarium holds thousands of plants and animals, representing more than 600 species on display. It benefits from a high circulation of fresh ocean water which is obtained through pipes which pump it in continuously from Monterey Bay.

It also has all kinds of daily shows spreading from morning till late afternoon, including the interactive feeding show,  the interesting sea lectures and seabird shows. Sealife on exhibit includes stingrays, jellyfish, sea otters and numerous other native marine species, which can be view above and below the waterline.

MBA staff conducts field research on great white sharks, sea otters and Pacific tuna to better understand these species. They maintain a close relationship with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, which is renowned worldwide for its research on deep-sea marine life and other programs in marine biology.

We had a really good time there and got to know more ocean species and their habitats. A big thanks to Jiyoung and Carl who organized this for us!


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