From the Boston waterfront to California’s Cannery Row, we’ve got the ten best spots to peer at the amazing abundance of sea life.
Exhibits in this converted cannery concentrate on the cool things found just outside in restless Monterey Bay. Wolf-eels and sardines glide through a three-story kelp forest. Artificial waves crash over a walk-through acrylic tunnel, providing life-giving moisture to the weird creatures that inhabit tide pools. Irresistibly cute sea otters cavort. The million-gallon Open Sea tank showcases bluefin tuna, hammerhead sharks, and other open-ocean denizens. Nearby, in startling contrast, float ethereally beautiful jellyfish. Outdoor decks offer views of the bay―and, occasionally, passing whales; 831-648-4000 or