We were hosted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. All opinions are my own.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is always surprising me. Last year, I was completely enamored by their Jellies exhibit which was psychedelic and colorful. This year, the aquarium has introduced their brand new Viva Baja Exhibit inspired by the unique sea life on the 800 mile long peninsula of northwest Mexico.
(I apologize for the quality of the images. I had a camera malfunction during our visit and had to rely on my iPhone for photos)
See if you can spot these critters in my pictures:
- Bluespotted Jawfish
- Cortez Rainbow Rasse
- Desert Tortoise
- Golden Trevally
- Mountain Kingsnake
- Pacific Seahorse
- Green Moray
- Staghorm Hermit Crab
If you aren’t familiar with the Baja peninsula, it’s home to one of my favorite vacation destinations – Cabo San Lucas. More importantly, it’s home to a variety of plants, reptiles, fish and animals that the Monterey Bay Aquarium has done an excellent job of highlighting.
From the mangroves which help to filter the earth to the coral reef which houses the beautiful Cortez Rainbow Wrasse fish to the desert which is home to the Desert Tortoise, Baja California has much more hidden beauty than I ever imagined.
Visit www.montereybayaquarium.org to learn more about their current exhibits.