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.
Ever wonder what the animals in the Shark Lagoon eat? Here's a list of their menu options.
- The sharks eat fresh fish (usually salmon or arctic char), herring, sardines, capelin, and squid
- The rays eat clam tongue, prawns, squid, white bait, live Manila clams, and capelin
- The bony fishes eat krill, gel food, and pellets
Can't travel to Golden Gate Park? Your class can interact with our exhibits, animals, and experts in a live stream via our Distance Learning programs.
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.
Be mesmerized by the brilliant colors of tropical fish in our Philippine Coral Reef webcam.
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our Shark Lagoon webcam.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.