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The Outer Bay

I spent this morning at my favorite aquarium in the world, the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was my first time there in years, and once inside, I went straight for my favorite spot, the Outer Bay exhibit -- home to an acrylic window that's 54 feet wide by 15 feet tall, 13 inches thick, weighing 78,000 pounds, holding back 1.2 million gallons of seawater.

The Outer Bay

The Outer Bay exhibit.

Standing directly in front of the window, it encompasses one's entire field of vision, which makes the experience incredibly immersive. I plan on learning to scuba dive, but this is as close as I imagine I'll ever get to being in the open ocean, watching schools of yellowfin and bluefin tuna swim by.


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