There’s nothing more soothing than watching a beautiful aquarium full of fish, but it can be a lot of work to keep one up.  But I’ve got a hassle-free alternative for you: the webcams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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You can choose between the Coral Reef Cam, Kelp Forest Cam, Jelly Cam, Shark Cam and Open Ocean Cam for underwater beauty.

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Or choose to enjoy the Penguin Cam, Sea Otter Cam, or the birds in the aviary.  The cams are live from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific time.

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This link will take you directly to the cameras.  Just click on the critters you’d like to view.

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-experiences/live-web-cams

One note:  If you are using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, you may have a problem viewing. The video runs on the HTML 5 platform and Microsoft pulled some support for that platform from Windows 7.  But it does look fine in Chrome or Firefox.