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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Charlie’s Summer of 2018 Selfie | Hugh  

Charlie’s Summer of 2018 Selfie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 56

It’s been awhile since Charlie the sea otter has taken a selfie sooo…

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Conservation | Education | Scientific Research

Friday, July 06, 2018

Hope for the Vaquita | Guest Blogger  

Hope for the Vaquita

Despite its dire circumstances, I have hope for the vaquita.

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Whale Watching

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Whales and Lots of Dolphins | James S.  

Whales and Lots of Dolphins

There have been lots of dolphins and other sea life spotted on our whale watches, including mola molas.

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Whale Watching

Friday, June 22, 2018

Blue Whales, Fin Whales, and Humpbacks! | James S.  

Blue Whales, Fin Whales, and Humpbacks!

Our new interns have started working on the whale watches so we’re finally getting some pictures back in to the database to share with you all. It’s been pretty exciting with all of the fin whales, the few humpbacks we’ve seen, dolphins, molas, and of course the blue whales!

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Animal Updates | Sharks | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fern the Zebra Shark | Hugh  

Fern the Zebra Shark

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 55

There wasn’t a lot of staff, paid and volunteers, back when the Aquarium of the Pacific first opened in June of 1998 so my early volunteer responsibilities included a lot of duties outside the realm of marine mammal husbandry. One of which was hand feeding sharks including one of the aquarium’s charter animal, Fern.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Spin The Seal | Hugh  

Spin The Seal

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 54

20 years later a harbor seal pup is having fun just like mom used to.

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Octopus In Space Tongue-in-Cheek Thursday | Hugh  

Octopus In Space Tongue-in-Cheek Thursday

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 53

When I watched Little Red the octopus get in her puzzle box a couple of videos ago I couldn’t help but think of how it reminded me of an astronaut getting into a space capsule while orbiting the earth.

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Whale Watching

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bounty of Blue Whales | James S.  

Bounty of Blue Whales

Blue whales have been spotted off of Redondo Canyon and Pt. Fermin for the past week! Joining them have been a lot of fin whales and a couple humpbacks as well as our usual suspects of dolphins. When our interns start they’ll be starting out strong with blue whale ID.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Shelby’s Pup | Hugh  

Shelby’s Pup

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 52

On April 20 2018 one of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s original animals, Shelby the harbor seal, gave birth to a healthy female pup.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Blue Whales Are Going To Be Here Soon! | James S.  

Blue Whales Are Going To Be Here Soon!

Our second blue whale sighting already and we’ve had a lot of dolphin sightings plus our first humpback of the spring/summer season.

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