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Animal Updates | Fish | Sharks

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Caring For A Tiger Shark | Retired | Chris  

Caring For A Tiger Shark

Tiger sharks are a sensitive species that are rare to find in captivity. Check out some of the steps we took at the Aquarium to ensure our tiger shark successfully joined our family of volunteers, staff, birds, mammals, and fish!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How Do Whales Nurse? Let’s Find Out! | Retired | Kera  

The past few weeks, we’ve been seeing a decent number of cow/calf pairs of blue whales. Just recently I got word that a calf was seen nursing! Now even though I haven’t witnessed this with blue whales myself, I did recently get to see beluga whales nursing!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dolphins, Dolphins, AND MORE DOLPHINS! | Retired | Kera  

Dolphins, Dolphins, AND MORE DOLPHINS!

The gray whales are pretty much done passing through, and the next true season for whales is in the summer from around June to September when the blues are here. So for now, we go in search of some VERY acrobatic animals…the dolphins! And there’s more than one type of dolphin that likes to put on a show!

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10 Year Anniversary Stories

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

BEFORE THE AQUARIUM—-A Quick Long Beach History Lesson | Hugh  

BEFORE THE AQUARIUM—-A Quick Long Beach History Lesson

The land that the Aquarium of the Pacific sits on was once offshore of an old rollercoaster called the Cyclone Racers. With photographs, this week’s blog explores a bit of the history of the Rainbow Harbor area.

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Education

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The ABC’s of Filtration at the Aquarium | Retired | Staci  

The ABC’s of Filtration at the Aquarium

Whether you’re maintaining an exhibit that holds 200 gallons or 200,000 gallons, filtration is an integral part of any successful man-made marine habitat. Recently, I mentioned that the Aquarium filters approximately 1,000,000 gallons of salt water per hour to support over 12,000 marine residents. Why is filtration necessary? Fortunately, the Education Department provided me with a wealth of information on filtration practices in effect at the Aquarium of the Pacific that I would love to share with you!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Seal that Rescued a Rescuer | Hugh  

The Seal that Rescued a Rescuer

I’ve been asked by visitors to the Aquarium what my favorite pinniped is. Most of them expect my answer to be either the California sea lion (like Miller) or the Harbor seal (like Ellie) because of how much I work and play with these critters. They are surprised when I tell them that the Elephant seal is actually my favorite. This is the story of how a young elephant seal once saved this volunteer from a mauling by a pack of wild animals.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Sharks

Friday, April 18, 2008

Egg identification | Retired | David  

Egg identification

Everyday, the sharks at Shark Lagoon lay lots of eggs. This time, I am going to give y’all a break down of all the different kinds of eggs you can expect to see at Shark Lagoon.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, April 10, 2008

How to Train a Sea Lion (and a Rabbit) | Hugh  

How to Train a Sea Lion (and a Rabbit)

Just because you don’t have a handy sea lion around doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun training animals. Any critter can be trained as long as you know what makes it happy!

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Animal Updates | Fish

Monday, October 22, 2007

We Have Clownfish Babies!!! | Retired | David  

We Have Clownfish Babies!!!

For the first time in the Aquarium’s history, we have successfully bred pink skunk clownfish,Amphiprion perideraion. This amazing achievement was the product of two years of intense work by the dedicated aquarist staff. We hope to put the babies on display soon for the world to see.

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