‘¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge’ Special Exhibition Explores Colorful Life Along Gulf of California
The newest exhibition at Monterey Bay Aquarium features unusual animals from land and sea, offering compelling conservation stories.
From sun-soaked deserts to vibrant tropical reefs, Baja California is a unique and fragile place whose future hangs in a delicate balance. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s next special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge, explores this beautiful and rugged region, its diverse habitats and amazing animals. Five galleries explore Baja’s arid deserts, lush coastal mangrove forests and colorful coral reefs. Visitors will meet fascinating marine creatures: stingrays and eels, seahorses and crabs, a rainbow of tropical fishes, including the sunset wrasse, Mexican lookdown, bluespottedjawfish and balloonfish, plus several iconic desert animals—a first for the Aquarium. Along the way, visitors will discover how much we all are connected to Baja California, and why it’s vital to preserve this special place.