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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Setting the Stage

Life At Sea

Life on a research vessel means living and breathing science. Find out a little bit more about the research vessel RV Roger Revelle, where our colleagues from the University of California, Irvine, are studying algae in the Indian Ocean. These studies can help piece together a bigger story about how oceans may be changing.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Watching Penguins from the Under-look | Hugh  buttonLink

Watching Penguins from the Under-look

The June Keyes Penguin Habitat's Under-look-Hugh Aquarium Views Number 9

It’s one of the most relaxing and meditative places in the aquarium. The penguin under-look at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat allows you to become immersed amongst swimming penguins.

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Education | Scientific Research

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Welcome to the Unseen Ocean | Emily  buttonLink

Welcome to the Unseen Ocean

The Aquarium of the Pacific is home to over 10,000 animals, giving you a glimpse of several different regions in the ocean: the temperate waters of our ocean-backyard, the chilly North Pacific coast, and the warm, colorful tropical ocean. The ocean is a big, complex place; there is an entire universe of science and discovery out there. I’m going to be blogging about the research that scientists are doing to help us understand more about ocean and earth systems. How do we know what we know about Earth? What are scientists doing to study the ocean? Join me as we meet these scientists and workers and learn more about ocean exploration and research. For our first expedition together: we’re going to follow a cruise!

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sea Turtles in the Neighborhood | Hugh  buttonLink

Sea Turtles in the Neighborhood

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 8

Because they are so accessible to the local folks of Long Beach and the surrounding area I like to refer to the green sea turtles that colonize the San Gabriel River as Urban Sea Turtles.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The False Killer Whales Return! | Julien  buttonLink

The False Killer Whales Return!

I love the scientific name of these whales; Pseudorca, because it sounds like they are just phony killer whale or faux-orca. In fact, the only reason they are named ‘false’ killer whales is because their skulls resemble those of a killer whale and it has nothing to do with their actual physical likeness. Anyways, we were VERY fortunate to come across these gentle toothed whales during one of our whale watching tours last week and those on board had a once in a lifetime opportunity to see them in the wild.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Brook: A Real Standup Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Brook: A Real Standup Otter

Darth Otter: Revisited

Brook is not only one of the oldest females Southern Sea Otters in North America, she also has a unique ability that sets her apart from other sea otters. The ability to stand almost human-like.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 14, 2016

It’s Fin Whale Time! | Julien  buttonLink

It’s Fin Whale Time!

You would think that we would be seeing a whole bunch of northbound gray whales at this point heading back to Alaska after their Winter vacation in Baja, but, our local fin whales have been out and about and feeding! Multiple fins a day are being sighted and thrilling guests by their massive size and their feeding behaviors.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Come Along on a Sea Lion’s Wild Ride | Hugh  buttonLink

Come Along on a Sea Lion’s Wild Ride

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 7

Come along on a sea lion’s wild ride through the water. In this week’s Hugh’s Aquarium Views video and the still images with this blog Milo the sea lion and his camera ring will take you along as he porpoises and breaches through his watery realm.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Monday, March 28, 2016

Basking Shark! | Julien  buttonLink

Basking Shark!

What is a basking shark? It’s basically ones of the coolest kinds of sharks and we never really get to see them! We had one a few years ago appear during a whale watch, but this Easter, we got a another sharky surprise! Not only was the shark seen on one whale watch trip during Easter Sunday, but, two trips that day!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Group Shots-Sea Lion Selfie Stick | Hugh  buttonLink

Group Shots-Sea Lion Selfie Stick

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 6

Sea Lions are very social animals so the next thing Milo and I are working on is taking group shots using the sea lion selfie stick. Check out the video of our early attempts.

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