Near Shore

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In the Aquarium's first of two crystal clear tunnel tanks, you will encounter a dynamic near-shore habitat.
Did you know that the majority of San Francisco Bay is between 10-15 feet deep?

What it lacks in depth, it makes up for in breadth and diversity of species. Many animals, including various shark species, use the shallow mudflats of San Francisco Bay as a breeding and nursery ground for their pups.

Animals that you will encounter in the Near Shore exhibit tunnel range from swirling schools of anchovies to a rainbow of Rockfish; bright-orange Garibaldi to the smartest animal in the Bay, Giant Pacific Octopuses.