This application provides access to over 1,650 high quality images of over 631 species of marine life of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, including over 130 species with detailed ecological information. You can browse by common or scientific name within all species at once, or by large functional group (birds, marine mammals, fishes, invertebrates, and algae). This app is lightweight and can be downloaded over a cellular connection. Each photo is downloaded “on demand” over a cellular connection, and subsequently become permanently stored on your iOS device for immediate access in the future. You can even share your favorite photos through Twitter and email.
One of our nation’s most spectacular marine protected areas, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is filled with an amazing array of wildlife – from tiny shrimp to giant blue whales. Stretching along the central coast from San Francisco to Cambria, the sanctuary includes pristine beaches, jewel-like tide pools, lush kelp forests, steep canyons and an offshore seamount hosting 34 species of marine mammals, more than 100 species of seabirds and shorebirds, more than 400 species of fish and countless invertebrates and algae. We invite you to explore and help protect this national undersea treasure.
* We added more species and photos
* Added support for using Spotlight Search for finding species
* Update the UI to take advantage of new iOS features such as 3D-Touch
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic photos and display
Wonderful display of information, even your kids could use this to look up their favorite species.
Great app for marine life enthusiasts or even kids!
My kids love this app! They spend 30 minutes at a time swiping through photos, learning more about ocean life in California. With so many species, I can't help but think of how helpful this could be for high school or college students, or even a casual enthusiast or tidepooler!
Take this with you to the Beach
Nice, easy to understand/navigate app for marine critters living along the Central Coast of California. Helpful that there are typically many different pictures of each organism. This should be a good companion for a walk along the beach, an afternoon tide pooling (nondestructively of course), or those fantasizing about diving through kelp forests.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.