California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium reopened its Outer Bay galleries as The Open Sea exhibit early in July that showcases migrations of ocean animals across the Pacific and the constant motion of life in the open ocean.

“The Open Sea galleries bring our visitors into the heart of this extraordinary environment through transformed live exhibits, new multimedia experiences and surprising artistic elements,” Senior Exhibit Developer Jaci Tomulonis, said in a statement.

The new exhibit, which is on through July 2011, has schooling fishes, pulsing jellies, skilled predators such as sharks and tunas, and seasoned travelers like sea turtles and seabirds share this wild territory, the aquarium authority added.

The new species at the aquarium include yellowfin and bluefin tuna, brown shark (sandbar shark), ocean sunfish (Mola mola), puffins (Parrots of the sea), green sea turtles, great white shark and more.

Discover some of the highlights of Monterey Bay Aquarium in pictures below:


Open Sea Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium. PHOTO: ©Monterey Bay Aquarium



An ocean sunfish, or Mola mola at Monterey Bay Aquarium. PHOTO: © Richard Herrmann/Monterey Bay Aquarium



Moon Jellies. PHOTO: ©Monterey Bay Aquarium



Pacific bluefin tuna. PHOTO: ©Monterey Bay Aquarium



A green sea turtle at Monterey Bay Aquarium. PHOTO: © Peter Liu/Monterey Bay Aquarium



A puffin, also called Parrot of the Sea is seen at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. PHOTO: ©Monterey Bay Aquarium