Aquarium of the Bay is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and located at Embarcadero and Beach Street, at the edge of Pier 39 in San Francisco, California. The Aquarium is focused on locals - local aquatic animals, from the San Francisco Bay and neighboring waters. The Aquarium has over 50 sharks from species such as Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, soupfins, spiny dogfish, brown smoothhounds and angel sharks. The Aquarium also has skates, bat rays and thousands of other animals including eels, flatfish, rockfish, Wrasse, Gobies, Kelpfish, Pricklebacks, Ronquil, Sculpin and Sturgeons.
The Aquarium is divided into three parts: Discover the Bay, Under the Bay and Touch the Bay. Discover the Bay has a variety of satellite tanks, where you can walk around the exhibits and check out animals such as moray eels, Bay Pipefish (the father pipefish give birth to their young!), garibaldi (the California state marine fish) and more. Under the Bay is the aquarium's largest exhibit - 300 feet (91 m) of crystal clear tunnels featuring thousands of aquatic animals and other sea creatures. The exhibit is a recreation of the San Francisco Bay. The last major exhibit is Touch the Bay, where you can pet a few kinds of animals including bat rays, skates, leopard sharks, sea stars, sea cucumbers and others.