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Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly

"Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly

The exquisite creatures are in the news and at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cannery Row favorite'll keep it going longer, for summer. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

The storied creature, and another rare deep-sea find, are in Monterey. Read »

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Otter Easter

A Very Otter Easter

Monterey Bay Aquarium puts out the icy holiday spread for its famous residents. Read »

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Octopuses, Squid, and Cuttlefishes get their moment in a mondo new show. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Celeb: Meet Otter #649

Monterey Celeb: Meet Otter #649

The bewhiskered rescue pup has gone public at the aquarium. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Jellies and Jazz: Evenings by the Bay in Monterey

Jellies and Jazz: Evenings by the Bay in Monterey

Jazz, complimentary wine sips, and an aquarium setting make for a summer classic. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summertime at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Summertime at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

A host of activities, and a new free app, are on the institution's schedule. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shark Days in Monterey

The Monterey Bay Aquarium fetes its toothiest denizens. View gallery »

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Loggerhead in Monterey

A Loggerhead in Monterey

The aquarium gets a very special, very wee new resident. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.