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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Fin Whales, Gray Whales, and Orca! | James S.  

Fin Whales, Gray Whales, and Orca!

Since our last blog we’ve had a lot of great sightings on the water. Not only have we had great fin whale and gray whale sightings, breaching grays, dolphins, but another visit from the transient orca! The whale watch was also able to view the orca in the middle of a hunt.

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Scientific Research | Volunteering

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Young Scientists Participate in Shark Research | In Focus  

Young Scientists Participate in Shark Research

Learn how our volunteers identify shark species all over the world through our citizen science program…

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hugh’s 1st Volunteer Shift of 2018 | Hugh  

Hugh’s 1st Volunteer Shift of 2018

2018 should be an exciting year. Not only is it the year that the Aquarium of the Pacific will mark its 20th Anniversary in June, it will also mark two decades for me volunteering to help take care of the critters that call the facility home.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sea Lion Mid Air Frisbee Catch | Hugh  

Sea Lion Mid Air Frisbee Catch

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 43

To the audience, it looks like a sea lion imitating a retriever canine catching a frisbee in mid-air. For Harpo the sea lion, it showcases his prey catching abilities.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Happy New Year! | James S.  

Happy New Year!

It’s been a lot of fun on the water, even with the cooler temperatures. We’ve seen lots of fin whales, humpback whales, a few gray whales, even couple blue whales, dolphins and the Pacific white-sided dolphins have come south for their seasonal migration pattern.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Hugh’s Favorite Aquarium of the Pacific Video Clips | Hugh  

Hugh’s Favorite Aquarium of the Pacific Video Clips

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 42

I’ve been a husbandry volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific since before it opened nearly 20 years ago. For the past ten years, I’ve produced a blog about my volunteer experiences. Those blogs also featured short videos call Hugh’s Aquarium Views. This week I’d like to share a few of my favorite video clips from my blog.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Stop The Presses! Orcas Were Spotted! | James S.  

Stop The Presses! Orcas Were Spotted!

We had an amazing past couple of weeks out on the water. We just found orcas on the 19th, there’s been A LOT of humpbacks hanging around the area still, gray whales, fin whales, and lots of dolphins. The orcas were an amazing surprise on the 12:00 p.m. trip.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, December 14, 2017

An Otter Tradition-Destroying the Holiday Treats Snowman | Hugh  

An Otter Tradition-Destroying the Holiday Treats Snowman

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 42

Building a snowman for the sea otters during the Holiday Treats for the Animals festivities at the Aquarium of the Pacific has been a tradition for the husbandry staff since the early years of the facility. Ollie the sea otter has added her own twist to the tradition.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Beautiful Humpback Whales In The Area | James S.  

Beautiful Humpback Whales In The Area

It’s been amazing observing over 8 humpback whales over the past couple of weeks. We’ve also seen tons of dolphins, a few fin whales, and even briefly a blue whale! No pictures of the blue unfortunately, but check out all the amazing humpbacks and see how many you can tell are different.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Penguins | Turtles | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Deposited Into The Memory Bank | Hugh  

Deposited Into The Memory Bank

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 41

A volunteer at the Aquarium is paid with priceless moments deposited into their memory bank.

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