With our high-definition webcam, you can spot every detail on the 19 species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes living in our Shark Lagoon.

Protect the Sharks

Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year, solely for their fins. Sharks are the regulators of healthy marine ecosystems. Protecting the population of large, open-ocean sharks keeps the high seas healthy. Read about Sea Stewards, an Academy scientist affiliated, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness on shark conservation.

Academy scientists and others explain the severity of shark-finning and what is being done to fight back. Watch the video on Wired.com.

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Scheduled Feedings

Scheduled Feedings

Meet the biologists of the Steinhart Aquarium who care for the sharks and rays and discover some of the facts behind the fiction. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm PDT at the Reef Lagoon.

Penguin Cam

Live Penguin Cam

Now you can watch our African penguins waddle in HD! We’ve just launched a brand-new HD penguin cam. See the birds like never before and catch live feedings twice daily at 10:30 am and 3 pm. Watch right here at calacademy.org or download the Pocket Penguins mobile app to keep up with the colony anytime, anywhere.

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Technical Difficulties?

Our live webcams are installed in very wet and salty environments, and with animals that can get rambunctious at times. If you notice anything that doesn’t seem quite right with any of our webcams, please let us know by sending an email to webcams@calacademy.org