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Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Summer has Begun! | Julien  buttonLink

The Summer has Begun!

We have officially started blue whale season as of the 22nd of June and we have been seeing some amazing things in the meantime.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Magic Wand of Animal Training | Hugh  buttonLink

The Magic Wand of Animal Training

The magic of the target pole

It can transform a sea lion into a back-flipping gymnast. With it, sharks are conjured into docile, huggable critters. Its prestidigitations can make pinnipeds appear behind you for the ultimate selfie photo bomb. It is called a target pole and what you can do with it is magical.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Blues are coming in and Bryde’s too! | Julien  buttonLink

The Blues are coming in and Bryde’s too!

More and more blue whales are being sighted during our trips and we are so excited to see the season starting off around the ‘usual’ time. Officially, the blue whale season will start later on this month and hopefully the appearance of them is a good sign that we will have a strong season.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Invertebrates | Volunteering

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Sand Dollar Feeding Frenzy | Hugh  buttonLink

Sand Dollar Feeding Frenzy

A Parallel Universe right under our noses.

It’s a scene of mass carnage at the Aquarium. Hundreds of animals being stalked, pursued and devoured by relentless predators. And it’s all happening nearly invisible to the naked eye. The feeding frenzy of the Sand Dollar.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Frisbee Catching Sea Lions | Hugh  buttonLink

Frisbee Catching Sea Lions

Since I don’t have a dog to play Frisbee catch with I make do with the sea lions at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It’s fun for me and fun for them.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Feeding Frenzies Cont. | Julien  buttonLink

Feeding Frenzies Cont.

Hello whale lovers! We have had some fantastic voyages in the last two weeks filled with MORE exciting feeding frenzies and very happy whale watch guests!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Ollie-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Ollie-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Otter

The Story of Darth Otter and her Padawan.

A Long Time Ago… In An Aquarium Not So Far Away…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Breaching Everywhere! | Julien  buttonLink

Breaching Everywhere!

We have had some great adventure-filled trips with lots of breaching whales! In the last few weeks we have seen breaching gray whales, minke whales, humpback whales, and lunge feeding fin whales! Read on to check out the amazing photos!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 23, 2015

“OTTER-LY” CUTE | Hugh  buttonLink

“OTTER-LY” CUTE

A sea otter using another otter as a pillow.

Cute video and stills of one sea otter sound asleep while using another otter as a plush pillow.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fin Whale News | Julien  buttonLink

Fin Whale News

You may have read in the local news that we recently had a deceased fin whale wash ashore near the port of LA in San Pedro on Friday, April 10th. With the response from the NOAA West Coast Stranding Network and some initial observations, it looks like the whale died from blunt force trauma and suffered internal injuries. The researchers concluded that this was the result of a ship strike and the whale may have been struck…

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