The Monterey Bay Aquarium isn’t only the largest marine wildlife center in the country; it also has one of the best social media accounts of any aquarium on earth.
Whenever I feel like the end of civilization is looming — an inkling that’s become far more omnipresent as of late — I break up my doomscrolling with faunal content. This can be in the form of cats doing human jobs, soothing YouTube videos of rainforest wildlife, or… well, humourous, cheeky tweets from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
In otter news, we interrupt your Wednesday scroll with some frolicking frivolity from our fabulous five. pic.twitter.com/Wr6GtsYCLt
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) April 19, 2023
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Twitter feed — which pedestals all the calming marine life — has steadied my stress eating and midday naps since I came across it a year ago. (I mean… look at that bashful octopus!)
Though it’s unclear when Mother Nature will put her heel on us humans (because we’ve been doing *too much* way *too often* re: her finite resources), but until then, let these Monterey Bay Aquarium tweets soothe your synapses as we wade through an increasingly entropic world.
Get a wiggle on this Monday with our sand dollars! pic.twitter.com/rgZ7ndwQss
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) March 6, 2023
Behold the Tower (Jelly) of Sauron pic.twitter.com/wYAY0WvFWV
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) December 12, 2022
Let the sea-tizens of the Spider Crab Cam soothe your soul https://t.co/7Is6eOMHeB
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) April 12, 2023
Mantis Shrimp, Seamount High, Sea-nior Class of 1984
Voted: Best Eyes & Most Likely to Start a Fight
Favorite quote: “Party on, dudes.” pic.twitter.com/rAOMeX8IFT
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) March 23, 2023