Monterey

Monterey

Monterey is famed for the abundance and diversity of its marine life, which includes sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, bat rays, kelp (seaweed) forests, pelicans and dolphins. In addition to marine life, sun and the beaches favored by honeymoon couples, Monterey is also home to many famed attractions such as Cannery Row, renamed in 1953 in honor of writer John Steinbeck, who had written a well known novel of the same name. It is also home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in North America, which hosts several important marine science laboratories. Monterey's location gives scientists close access to the deep sea as only a few miles offshore is Monterey Canyon, the largest and deepest (3.2 km) underwater canyon off the Pacific coast of North America. Other attractions include Fisherman's Wharf and The Museum of Maritime History.

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