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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jumping Sharks and Nursing Blues | Julien  

Jumping Sharks and Nursing Blues

Our whale watches in the last couple of weeks have been PACKED with animal sightings and surprises! Every whale watch experience is unique, and every trip has it’s own exciting moments. But recently, we have had many exciting moments because of the amount of life that has been in the water.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Basket Stars | Hugh  

Basket Stars

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video number 12

It looks a campy alien monster out of a 1960s Irwin Allen sci-fi TV show. It’s tentacle-like arms curling in and out to ambush unsuspecting prey. The eerily pulsating membrane of its body announces that its poor victims are being devoured. Yet it’s not science fiction. It’s a creature called a basket star and you can see it in person at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bryde’s and Blues! | Julien  

Bryde’s and Blues!

What is a Bryde’s whale? Well, they are a very rare sight to see in our waters and have only been sighted a handful of times. On top of the amazing days we have had on the water with multiple blues, fins, and humpbacks, this was an exciting adventure for whale nerds alike!

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Friday, July 01, 2016

Harpo Channels His Inner Marx Brother to Take a Selfie | Hugh  

Harpo Channels His Inner Marx Brother to Take a Selfie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video 11

If ever an animal’s name matched its personality it’s Harpo the sea lion. Harpo has a way of channeling his inner Marx Brother and stamping his own unique style to everything he does. Case in point is how he decided to use the sea lion selfie stick.

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