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The completely reconstructed Steinhardt Aquarium again places San Francisco at the top of the heap in this sort of presentation. Folks from Southern California ought to visit this, because there's nothing down there to compare. Even the Long Beach Aquarium doesn't measure up. I actually like the Monterey Bay Aquarium slightly better, because it has otter shows and natural pumped in seawater right on the coast, but the Steinhardt no doubt uses ocean saltwater and has many exhibits of undersea life that are thematically arranged by selected regions of the world. The largest tanks are devoted to California's Pacific undersea habitat, with separate tanks representing the Southern and Northern California undersea ecosystem. The Northern California kelp forest tank is very large and impressive. Some specimens, such as the giant sea bass shown here, are endangered species.

Address: Area bounded by Lincoln, Fulton, Stanyan.
Directions: Golden Gate Park
Phone: (415) 379-8000
Website: http://www.calacademy.org/

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  • Written May 24, 2009
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