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Volunteering | Mammals

Thursday, May 26, 2011

SEA OTTER AND SEA LION RETRIEVAL BEHAVIORS | Hugh  buttonLink

SEA OTTER AND SEA LION RETRIEVAL BEHAVIORS

What does a trainer do if they accidentally drop something into the otter exhibit? Or if it’s the end of the day and time to put the sea lion toys away? Does he or she don a wetsuit to retrieve the items personally from the water or find a long pole net to try to scoop them up? Well fortunately they don’t have to do either. One of the more practical behaviors that we train our sea lions and otters to do at the Aquarium of the Pacific is to retrieve objects from their exhibit.

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Diving

Monday, May 23, 2011

Aquarium Dive Safety Officer Helps with Groundbreaking SCUBA Study | Claire  buttonLink

Aquarium Dive Safety Officer Helps with Groundbreaking SCUBA Study

Our own Assistant Dive Safety Officer Eric Castillo went to the Cayman Islands this month to help the Cody Unser First Step Foundation with a pioneering study of the benefits of SCUBA for people with paralysis. The study’s subjects were ten veterans who have paralysis. Eric helped with instruction and coaching to get all the participants certified to SCUBA dive.

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Whale Watching | Mammals

Thursday, May 19, 2011

We Get to Play “Blue Whale Guess Who” This Summer | Kera  buttonLink

We Get to Play “Blue Whale Guess Who” This Summer

The summer interns have arrived! The next few weeks will be full of trainings so we can get them ready for this upcoming blue whale season. After spending some time with Cascadia researchers, we’ve amped up this year’s data collection and can’t wait to get out there and share the results. Read on to find out what we’re doing that’s going to yield some exciting news in the upcoming months!

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Conservation | Volunteering | Turtles

Thursday, May 12, 2011

THE URBAN SEA TURTLES OF LONG BEACH | Hugh  buttonLink

THE URBAN SEA TURTLES OF LONG BEACH

About 6 miles away from the Aquarium of the Pacific on the east side of Long Beach runs an urban river with a very surprising wildlife colony. You’d expect to see them while on an exotic journey to Mexican or Hawaiian waters. Yet right under the noses of Southern Californian recreational cyclists riding the San Gabriel River bike path lives a colony of endangered green sea turtles!

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Whale Watching | Mammals

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Are Starting with a Bang! | Kera  buttonLink

Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Are Starting with a Bang!

As of May 1, gray whale season has officially ended, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on in the water. Read on to find out what fun, active, dolphins we’ve been watching.

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