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Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey Bay Cam

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Our Monterey Bay Cam offers a peek from the Aquarium's ocean-view decks

From this vantage point, you can identify a number of the birds and sea mammals that find refuge in the coastal waters of Monterey Bay. Look for black cormorants perched on a rock, perhaps stretching their wings to dry. Watch the water's surface — you might see a harbor seal poke its head out of the water or a sea otter wrapped in kelp.

Monterey Bay is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. This safe haven is home to a rich variety of fishes, plants, marine mammals and birds. Watch the cam and enjoy the rich Life on the Bay.