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Monterey County is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Dramatic coastline, towering forests, tranquil meadows and an abundance of wildlife make it a premier destination for nature lovers. Some come for the scenic views; some for the boating, hiking, bird or whale watching; others come to get away from it all. Whatever the reason, Monterey is a treasure that you just have to experience firsthand.

More Reasons to Come Soon


This March, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is "Wild About Otters" with an exhibit dedicated to our favorite furry friends. If your thinking it's the same old otters that lounge about in our coastal sanctuary, think again! These otters are fresh water otters who naturally dwell in exotic regions of Asia and Africa. The five-gallery exhibition will display four African spotted-necked otters and four Asian small-clawed otters in exhibits that represent their native lake and river habitats.

The exhibit opens March 31st and will continue through May 26th 2007. For more information about this exciting new exhibit, visit the Aquarium's website, or call 831-648-4800.

Visit our new Bookstore
To learn more about Monterey’s wildlife and natural history, click here to visit our new Bookstore page»