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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 1) | In Focus  buttonLink

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 1)

In this two-part series, Senior Aquarist Lauren Harper recaps her expedition to Costa Rica to help save critically endangered sea turtles.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Love is in the air | James S.  buttonLink

Love is in the air

Not only have we seen lots of courting and potential mating behavior from our cetaceans, but a few more great sightings of the pacific white-sided dolphins. Our interns have captured photos of fin whales, gray whales, and common dolphins exhibiting courting and mating behaviors.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Friday, March 10, 2017

Charlie the Sea Otter’s 20th Birthday | Hugh  buttonLink

Charlie the Sea Otter’s 20th Birthday

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 27

Charlie the sea otter celebrates his 20th birthday.

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Animal Updates | Mammals

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Habitat Renovation is Seal and Sea Lion Approved | In Focus  buttonLink

Habitat Renovation is Seal and Sea Lion Approved

Meagan Nadal and Katie Finch—two of the mammalogists who take care of sea lions Parker, Harpo, and Milo, and harbor seals Shelby, Troy, and Ellie—update you about all of the behind-the-scenes work that went into renovations and how the lovable pinnipeds are enjoying their new home.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Surprise humpback whale! | James S.  buttonLink

Surprise humpback whale!

In the last 3-5 years we have documented humpback whales during every season of the year. It’s been a little while since we last saw one on our whale watches, and we were pleasantly surprised with how active the whales were during a couple of boat trips.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Penguin Grotto | Hugh  buttonLink

Penguin Grotto

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 26

The Penguin Grotto. A comfy and cozy place to experience the penguins.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Gray and Fin Whale Bonanza | James S.  buttonLink

Gray and Fin Whale Bonanza

The water has definitely been exciting in the last few days, we even had another visit by the offshore orca. On Sunday the 12th the 3pm whale watch got a chance to see part of this pod again, though this time they were chasing and possibly hunting a fin whale. Not only is it very difficult for orca to hunt full size fin or blue whales, but the offshore orca typically feed on sharks or rays.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Conservation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Smallest Giant Sea Bass | In Focus  buttonLink

The Smallest Giant Sea Bass

Meet the smallest giant sea bass you have ever seen. Aquarist Nicole Leier celebrated a career milestone by helping successfully breed and raise this species past the three month mark.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A Sea Lion’s Video Tour of his Remodeled Exhibit | Hugh  buttonLink

A Sea Lion’s Video Tour of his Remodeled Exhibit

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 25

Milo the sea lion gives you a video tour of the newly remodeled Seal and Sea Lion Exhibit.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Return of the Fluking Fin whale! | James S.  buttonLink

Return of the Fluking Fin whale!

Back in 2009 Kera first talked about the fluking fin whale spotted in California that has been nicknamed “Flukey.” We just saw her in the area a week ago, and just like she used to Flukey will fluke every time she goes for a dive.

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