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I woke up the next morning with excitement. It’s aquarium day!
As I entered the Monterey Bay Aquarium, to the left is the infamous Kelp Forest. At 28 feet, the Kelp Forest is one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world. 2000 gallons of seawater is pushed through this exhibit every minute.
Their beautiful jellies are featured in The Drifters Gallery. This exhibit just reopened May 28th, just in time for summer.
Unfortunately their Outer Bay Exhibit was underconstruction during my visit, but will reopen as The Open Sea Exhibit on July 2nd this year. It will house a few species of sharks, sea turtles, and rays to list a few.
The last exhibit I visited was The Secret Lives of Seahorses. The $2.25-million exhibition features 45 species of seahorses here, 8 of which are endangered. This area was first featured April 2009 and will be open only until September of this year.
After an awesome few hours at the aquarium it was time to head back home.. but not before I ended my trip with caramel apples from The Chocolate Factory =D!
Continued – Day 1: Weekend in Monterey