What’s it like diving in Monterey Bay? Take a stroll through the kelp forests right off our coast with these gorgeous underwater photos taken around local diving spots like Monastery Beach and Point Lobos State Marine Reserve.
The Manta Ray is one of the most graceful creatures on earth. Huge but gentle filter feeders, Mantas glide ginormous distances across oceans, scooping up food along the way. They stop once in awhile to visit cleaning stations like the one you see here, where small fishes eat parasitic microorganisms off of the Manta’s body.
To provide a sense of scale, the yellow butterflyfish you see just beneath the Manta are about the size of your hand - photo taken at Raja Ampat, Indonesia
The Silfra fissure is a deep, watery crack that separates the North American and Eurasian continents. It’s the place where two massive tectonic plates once met and now slowly drift apart, causing earthquakes about once per decade.