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Watch the hustle and bustle of a coral reef community.

Try to keep up with a bevy of busy tropical fishes as they traverse the corals in our special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.

This colorful neighborhood is home to many species of tropical fish, including the Cortez wrasse, scrawled filefish and Cortez angelfish. In the wild, coral reefs are among the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Healthy reefs protect nearby shorelines and wetlands, and are home to thousands of species of fishes and corals.

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A One-of-a-Kind Returns!

The Moorish idol is back on display in our ¡Viva Baja! special exhibition. This fish, Zanclus cornutus, is the one and only member of the family Zanclidae. It ranges from the Indo-Pacific to the Gulf of California and can be found near reefs and the seafloor.

Whiskers in High Def!

We've updated our Sea Otter Cam to show you more of your favorite furry friends! With better picture and zoom capabilities, this new cam brings you all the cuteness of our exhibit otters lounging, playing and eating—in crisp detail!

¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Now Open

It's a land and sea adventure starring rainbow-colored fishes, round-bellied iguanas and other amazing animals from Baja's desert, mangrove forests and coral reefs. Get a glimpse of Baja, by way of Monterey!

View Our ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.