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.
Did you know that the giant clam is the largest clam in the world? It can weigh as much as 440 pounds, grow up to four feet, and live to be 100 years old or more. This rare beauty lives on shallow reefs in the Indian Ocean, the South Pacific and parts of South Africa.
This resident of our ¡Viva Baja! special exhibition is a cute square-shaped fish that hums during courtship rituals and buzzes to defend itself and its mates. The spotted boxfish lives in coral and rocky reefs in the Pacific Ocean and tropical Indo-Pacific.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.