Please note that on Sunday, October 20, NHM will close to the public at 2 pm, for the 16th Annual Haunted Museum event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Life in the Ocean

Our California coast is home to an amazing array of creatures, from whales, seals, and fish, to tiny critters like crabs, fan worms, and nudibranchs.

Our researchers are devoted to better understanding our coastal communities — both now and in the past — and the thousands of animals that live (or lived) there.

Stories about Oceans