the sun was setting and this is what it looked like inside the aquarium.

Photo by Melissa Acedera, from our Flickr pool

On October 20, 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium first opened. Over 10,000 visitors came to the Aquarium the first day it opened, and after five months, it had seen its first million visitors. And it all started with a brainstorming session by four marine biologists on a scuba trip! Dr. Steven Webster told us all about the Aquarium's legendary first 25 years, and how everything they'd planned in that first brainstorming session eventually came to be.

Jellyfish in Monterey Aquarium

Photo by Lassi Kurkijarvi, from our Flickr pool

The Los Angeles Times marked the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 25th anniversary with an article on a day in the life of the Aquarium. The article features behind-the-scenes looks at the work that employees do to keep the Aquarium running, as well as a beautiful slide show and some great video. shark-04

Shark by Mycranium1, from our Flickr pool

As part of their work with sustainable seafood, the Monterey Bay Aquarium today released its Super Green List. This list consists of fish that are on the Seafood Watch "Best Choice" list, provide the daily minimum of Omega-3s, and have low levels of environmental contaminants.