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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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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Pacific White-Sided Dolphins | James S.  

Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

Hello everyone, it’s been an exciting time on the water with all of the northbound gray whales we’re spotting, the fin whales, and the Pacific white-sided dolphins.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charlie the Sea Otter at 21 | Hugh  

Charlie the Sea Otter at 21

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 48

I’ve known Charlie the sea otter since before the official opening of the Aquarium of the Pacific. At 21 years of age, Charlie is the oldest male Southern sea otter around.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Still Lots of Fin & Gray Whales Out There! | James S.  

Still Lots of Fin & Gray Whales Out There!

Well gray whale season the past couple weeks has been very fun for us, we’ve seen plenty of northbound gray whales (one even playing in the kelp), fin whales, lots of dolphins, not too many cow calf pairs yet though. But don’t worry! They’re probably on their way.

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

The Sea Lion Cast List | Hugh  

The Sea Lion Cast List

Hugh's Aquarium Video Number 47

Last Saturday just for fun I asked Parker the sea lion which animal should I should feature in episode 47 of my Hugh’s Aquarium Views videos. His smile said it all.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Northbound Sightings of Grays | James S.  

Northbound Sightings of Grays

Even with the wind and the cooler temperatures we’re still getting lots of fin and gray whale sightings out on the water along with the many dolphins, seals and sea lions, and even a shark!

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Husbandry Behaviors | Hugh  

Husbandry Behaviors

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 46

The high jumps out of the water, retrieval of objects and even underwater selfies taking are all fascinating behaviors that our pinnipeds were trained to do to help stimulate their minds and keep their bodies in shape but by far the most important behavior we train them to do are the husbandry behaviors.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Grays and Fins Galore | James S.  

Grays and Fins Galore

We’ve had really productive whale watches the past couple of weeks, lots of dolphins (including my favorite, the Pacific white-sided), fin whales, gray whales, breaching whales, and even a humpback whale. Our new interns are in full swing, taking some amazing photos for you all to explore our local ocean life.

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Sea Otter Slam Dunk | Hugh  

Sea Otter Slam Dunk

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 45

Maggie the sea otter showed off her hoop skills recently by demonstrating some slam dunking, spin moves, pump fakes and rim hanging.

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