Coral Reef Cam

Live Web Cam: 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Pacific Time

You are watching a pre-recorded, off-hours video of the Coral Reef Cam.


Watch the hustle and bustle of a coral reef community.

Try to keep up with a bevy of busy tropical fishes as they traverse the corals in our special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.

This colorful neighborhood is home to many species of tropical fish, including the Cortez wrasse, scrawled filefish and Cortez angelfish. In the wild, coral reefs are among the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Healthy reefs protect nearby shorelines and wetlands, and are home to thousands of species of fishes and corals.

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View Our ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.