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Monterey Marine Life

Monterey is steeped in history and famed for the abundance and diversity of its marine life, which includes sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, bat rays, kelp (seaweed) forests, pelicans and dolphins. Monterey's geographic location gives scientists access to the deep sea within hours, and only a few miles offshore is Monterey Canyon, the largest and deepest (3.2 km) underwater canyon off the Pacific coast of North America. Sea life makes Monterey a popular destination for scuba divers of all abilities ranging from novice to expert. Scuba classes are held at San Carlos State Beach, which has been a favorite with divers since the 1960s.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the largest in North America, hosts several important marine science laboratories. It is definitely on the list of fun things to do in Monterey California! You may want to find out more about the hotel's Monterey aquarium package to help you make the most of your visit.