Many of the animals in the deep-sea use red pigments to hide themselves because red light is one of the first wavelengths of visible light to be absorbed by the ocean (at approximately 328 feet), rendering any animal using it invisible. In these images from the Monterey Bay Research institute, the red color is visible because high-intensity lights shining from the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) used to capture this footage illuminate the scene. Learn More...
Hide and Seek in the Deep
This stunning footage of deep-sea squids comes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where researchers use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to observe and record deep-sea animal behaviors. Learn More...
Sandy Shore Aviary
The Sandy Shore Aviary Exhibit showcases a world of wave-swept sands, mud flats and marshes rich with life. Watch as ruddy ducks, red phalaropes and other birds preen themselves, poke and prod for food, and ply the sandy beach of our lifelike exhibit. Learn More...
Monterey Bay Aquarium