The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Monterey, California, USA. It is situated on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row. The aquarium was founded in 1984 and is one of the largest aquariums in the world, with over 35,000 animals representing more than 550 species. It features numerous habitats, including the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit, which offers views of local marine life in a 28-foot-tall (8.5 meter) ocean tank. Other popular exhibits include the Jellyfish exhibit, the Open Sea exhibit, and the Penguins exhibit. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is known for its focus on conservation and sustainability, and it has helped to protect and restore numerous species and their habitats through its research and conservation efforts.