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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

More about the Orca | James S.  

More about the Orca

We call these orcas Bigg’s or transient orcas. Bigg’s specialize only in eating marine mammals and don’t eat fish at all. The Bigg’s that we see here mostly hang out in Northern California, like Monterey Bay. That means that when we see them down here, they are looking for food.

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Animal Updates | Penguins

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bringing Up Baby | In Focus  

Bringing Up Baby

This year the Aquarium celebrated the hatching of two baby penguins. Aviculturist and resident “penguin mother” Sara Mandel explains what it’s like to raise these chicks from when they hatch until they’re ready to join the rest of the colony on exhibit at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Special surprise orca visit, and more! | James S.  

Special surprise orca visit, and more!

Mostly we see orcas during the winter and spring, but every once in a while they show up at random times of the year. There have been a number of instances where the captains on the Harbor Breeze cruises hear from others that they have spotted orcas, but it’s just too far for us to try and get to that area.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Charlie gets a Spa Day | Hugh  

Charlie gets a Spa Day

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 17

The staff refers to a day where a sea otter gets a pool of water and a tub of ice to themselves as a Spa Day. Check out the video of Charlie’s Spa Day.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

5 Things to Know About the Vaquita | In Focus  

5 Things to Know About the Vaquita

Vaquita porpoises, at 5 feet long, are the smallest-known species of whale. They inhabit a small region in the northern Gulf of California and are at severe risk of going extinct.

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