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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 | 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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Animal Updates | Fish | Invertebrates

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Garden Under the Sea | In Focus

A Garden Under the Sea

When you visit the Aquarium, one of the first exhibits to catch your eye is Tropical Pacific Preview. This exhibit transports you to a shallow reef where brightly colored corals pop against a plain backdrop, while a royal blue tang fish weaves in and out of the water.

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Animal Updates | Reptiles

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Raising Baby Alligators | In Focus

Raising Baby Alligators

Every year we have a few new animals that become instant favorites for the Aquarium staff. This year we have all been going crazy for the baby American alligators in our Vanishing Animals gallery.

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Animal Updates | Mammals

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Taking Care of a Sea Otter Pup | In Focus

Taking Care of a Sea Otter Pup

Senior Mammologist Josh Hestermann recently traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to participate in its Sea Otter Program.

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Arts

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Pantonio and the Artistic Process Behind His Mural | In Focus

Pantonio and the Artistic Process Behind His Mural

Recently, world-renowned artist António Correia (aka Pantonio) painted a mural on the front wall of the Aquarium of the Pacific as part of the POW! WOW! Long Beach street art festival.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Monday, March 28, 2016

Basking Shark! | Retired | Julien

What is a basking shark? It’s basically ones of the coolest kinds of sharks and we never really get to see them! We had one a few years ago appear during a whale watch, but this Easter, we got a another sharky surprise! Not only was the shark seen on one whale watch trip during Easter Sunday, but, two trips that day!

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish | Hugh

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish

There are just a few animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific that can cause me to have an affectionate emotional response when I look deep into their eyes; sea otters, sea lions, penguins and flamboyant cuttlefish.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Sharks | Volunteering

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Target-Training a Shark | Hugh

Target-Training a Shark

Training a shark to participate in its own husbandry care.

How do you get a nearly 8 foot long free swimming shark out of the water for a checkup? With a sea lion or sea otter the animal can be trained to get into a transport kennel when asked. Nicky, an Aquarium of the Pacific aquarist, decided to train Fern the Zebra Shark to willingly swim onto a transport stretcher using the same training techniques used to train marine mammals.

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Conservation

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shopping With the Fishes | Retired | Claire

Shopping With the Fishes

Need gift ideas for the holidays? I did some Santa legwork for you in the Aquarium’s gift store, Pacific Collections, and assembled a pretty nifty gift guide to get you started.

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