In the depths of California’s Monterey Bay are swimming aliens. But aren’t they fun?
Few of us get to see what’s below the surface at Monterey Bay. Sure, you can take a dolphin tour. But, for a peek at the truly oddball landscape and creatures, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is the answer. Some of the institute’s recorded footage and photographs are at Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz. Others you can see on MBARI’s YouTube channel, like the stranger-than-fiction anglerfish. It’s rare, lurks at depths of 1,900 feet, and has a built-in “light” protruding from its head. The sea is a wonder worth exploring, especially in one of the deepest underwater canyons in the continental U.S.