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Education | Scientific Research

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ocean Life from the View of a Microscope | James S.  

Ocean Life from the View of a Microscope

There is a lot going on in the ocean when you look beyond the waves and the whales (and other animals) in the ocean, microscopic life flourishes underneath the surface. Over the next few weeks, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be talking with researchers working on the NOAA ship, Ronald H. Brown. These scientists are participating in ongoing research to measure and monitor changes in the world oceans over time. Traveling from Durban, South Africa to Goa, India, they will be collecting samples of the water so that they can describe the ocean chemistry and biology that they are observing.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Still Time To See The Gray Whales | James S.  

Still Time To See The Gray Whales

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve recorded 15 sightings of gray whales along with lots of fin whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Pacific white-sided, and even a sperm whale!

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Little Red the Octopus and the Puzzle Box | Hugh  

Little Red the Octopus and the Puzzle Box

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 50

Enrichment activity for an octopus. Little Red the octopus and the puzzle box.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Gray and Fin Whale Parade Continues! | James S.  

The Gray and Fin Whale Parade Continues!

It’s been very exciting on the whale watches recently, we’ve seen lots of fin whales, gray whales, dolphins, and an early blue whale!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Ollie The Otter Tries To Hide A Toy Ball | Hugh  

Ollie The Otter Tries To Hide A Toy Ball

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 49

The sea otters at the Aquarium of the Pacific, as part of their enrichment, are given toys to play with during the day. They are also taught to retrieve these toys so that they can be put away at the end of the day. Well, one day one otter was having too much fun with her toy.

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Animal Updates | Fish

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Building a Hyperbaric Chamber for Fish | In Focus  

Building a Hyperbaric Chamber for Fish

Assistant Curator Nate Jaros talks about the hyperbaric chamber he and his team built for the Aquarium.

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