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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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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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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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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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