Monterey Bay Aquarium Outer Bay/Open Sea Exhibit

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Outer Bay Exhibit

This picture shows the Outer Bay/Open Sea Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  It is one of the largest tanks in the world!  The main viewing window is 56.5 feet long, 17 feet tall, and 13 inches thick.  The window weighs 78,000 pounds, and was lowered into place by a specially built crane.  Fresh ocean water from the Pacific is constantly circulated throughout the 1.3 million gallon exhibit.  The Outer Bay animals eat half a ton of food per week! 

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

3 Responses to Monterey Bay Aquarium Outer Bay/Open Sea Exhibit

  1. Richard says:

    I always loved the mola mola in the exhibit.

  2. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is
    wonderful, as well as the content!

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