Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) is a non-profit public aquarium located in Monterey, California, United States. The aquarium was founded in 1984 and is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row. Wikipedia

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) is a non-profit public aquarium located in Monterey, California, United States. The aquarium was founded in 1984 and is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row. Wikipedia

  • Oct 31 at 8:08 PM
    #montereybayaquarium
  • Oct 31 at 5:57 PM
    The vampire squid doesnt vant to suck your blood. Its actually on the prowl for marine snowmucus and other organic particles that drift down into the deep sea. Mmm tasty. Amazing by our colleagues at @mbari_news Halloween may bring to mind mythical beings like vampires. Vampyroteuthis infernalis, means vampire squid from hell. This name may be fun, but it''s also misleading. This creature is not a vampire it survives mostly on a mixture of poop and snot but it is also not a squid! Vampyroteuthis is a living fossil with its own phylogenetic order (Vampyromorpha) that is slightly more closely related to octopods than squids. Octopods evolved at least 300 million years ago and the earliest vampyromorph is thought to have appeared at about the same time. Due to the lack of fossils, our understanding of early coleoid (i.e. squid, octopus, cuttlefish and belemnoid) evolution is rather poor. But what is clear, is that this amazing little deep-sea critter still captures the imaginations of marine biologists and non-scientists alike!
  • Oct 31 at 2:03 PM
    Happy Halloween! The fog added just the right touch for a spooky scene during our Halloween party this weekend. Great by @jvnunag #repost #montereybayaquarium Trick or Treat
  • Oct 30 at 5:52 PM
    A peaceful moment in our Kelp Forest exhibit, beautifully captured by @ninaandrewsphotography #repost #montereybayaquarium Kelp forest at Monterey aquarium.

Oct 31, 8:08 PM

#montereybayaquarium

Oct 31, 5:57 PM

The vampire squid doesnt vant to suck your blood. Its actually on the prowl for marine snowmucus and other organic particles that drift down into the deep sea. Mmm tasty. Amazing by our colleagues at @mbari_news Halloween may bring to mind mythical beings like vampires. Vampyroteuthis infernalis, means vampire squid from hell. This name may be fun, but it''s also misleading. This creature is not a vampire it survives mostly on a mixture of poop and snot but it is also not a squid! Vampyroteuthis is a living fossil with its own phylogenetic order (Vampyromorpha) that is slightly more closely related to octopods than squids. Octopods evolved at least 300 million years ago and the earliest vampyromorph is thought to have appeared at about the same time. Due to the lack of fossils, our understanding of early coleoid (i.e. squid, octopus, cuttlefish and belemnoid) evolution is rather poor. But what is clear, is that this amazing little deep-sea critter still captures the imaginations of marine biologists and non-scientists alike!

Oct 31, 2:03 PM

Happy Halloween! The fog added just the right touch for a spooky scene during our Halloween party this weekend. Great by @jvnunag #repost #montereybayaquarium Trick or Treat

Oct 30, 5:52 PM

A peaceful moment in our Kelp Forest exhibit, beautifully captured by @ninaandrewsphotography #repost #montereybayaquarium Kelp forest at Monterey aquarium.

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