What are the sharks in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit up to? Only one way to find out:
Sharks are an important part of healthy ocean ecosystems throughout the world, including the waters of Monterey Bay.
The critically endangered giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) has a special place in our hearts. We’re currently housing six giant sea bass—from miniscule juveniles to a 230 pound 30 year old—as a part of a long-term growth study. And exciting news: one of our juveniles just graduated up to a bigger exhibit!
Felicitations, young giant sea bass!
Hanging with the cool kids in the Kelp Holdfast exhibit.
They grow up so fast! Here’s what this fish looked like as a one-month-old baby giant sea bass, just under an inch long:
Baby giant sea bass at one month and less than an inch long!
And it’s still got got a ways to go! Check out the 230 pound 30-year-old in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit:
Our Monterey Bay Habitats giant sea bass isn’t done growing either. Giant sea bass can grow to over 500 pounds!
Giant sea bass are critically endangered due to overfishing, but are starting to make a comeback thanks to protection by the state of California. By displaying giant sea bass here at the Aquarium, we hope to share their story with our guests and inspire conservation of these gentle giants.
Learn more about giant sea bass at the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
🍒Wild Foods In Season🍒
Crab apples, cep, chaterelles, fairy ring champignon, giant puffball, gorse flower, green walnuts, rabbit, sea purslane, wild blackberries, wild mint, wild rose flower, wild strawberry, wood pigeon.
The full moon is July 9th and known as the Buck moon because this is when buck deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers.
Elm is the symbolic tree. Lavender, feverfew, mint, marjoram, jasmine, honeysuckle, crane’s bill, and meadow sweet are the herbs and flowers.
Colors associate are deep violet, dark blue, and green.
🔮Witchy Ways To Celebrate July🔮
Decorate your home and altar with beautiful stalks of lavender, honeysuckle, jasmine, or mint. Light beeswax candles to honor the honey bees!
Eat seasonal foods outside. Have a picnic, leave some food behind(that’s safe for animals) as an offering to the earth.
Don something new with you magic! Work with different elements, spell ingredients, or cook a new recipe. Explore your path and yourself.
Do a spell for the prosperity of other countries, send healing and blessings out to the world. Alternatively, do a spell for the LGBTQA+ and POC lives in the US to help them through this troubling time. Or curse Trump.
Spend time outside barefoot on the earth. Make a map of what’s around you and what they can be used for magically. Learn more about your town and it’s history!
The giant sea bass in our Kelp Forest exhibit is nowhere near done growing! These charismatic mega-fish can grow to over 500 pounds, and the one currently swimming among the kelp fronds is just over 100 pounds. Still got a ways to go, buddy!
Summary: as Sebastian’s assistant you’re in control of almost every aspect of his life. Your relationship with him is friendly, however childish he can be sometimes. And when an accident happens on set, things get even more friendly.
There will be a part two!
“You know, this would be a lot easier if I’d have had my morning coffee..”
Sebastian’s voice trails and he looks at you, pushing out his lower lip in a pout. The make-up artist is still working on his hair, not to make it look better, but tousling it around messily. Other crew members are slicking up his left arm with lube to get him into the metal-looking arm that would complete the picture of Bucky Barnes.
You roll your eyes at him, he knows damn well there’s no time for coffee breaks.
“Yeah, I know, Mr Stan; but you wanted to sleep late, so: no coffee”