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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Unexpected Visitors and More! | Julien  buttonLink

Unexpected Visitors and More!

There has been a lot of commotion in the local world of whales since the sighting of the false killer whales! Read on to learn more!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Volunteering

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal | Hugh  buttonLink

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal

Ellie, although vision-impaired, shows why she is an inspirational seal with abilities beyond her disabilities.

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Why So Many Grays? | Julien  buttonLink

Why So Many Grays?

Like I have been mentioning in the last few blogs, we are counting more southbound whales than ever which raises the question; why? Are there actually greater numbers heading south or are we just seeing greater numbers off the coast during the annual gray whale census?

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter

Preparing the Sea Otter's Daily Diet

A sea otter’s daily diet being prepared like a fine sea food restaurant chef would.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Killer Whales Unite! | Julien  buttonLink

Killer Whales Unite!

MORE sightings of killer whales and a plethora of gray whales!

We have had a very busy and exciting week in our local world of whales.  Shortly after the last blog was posted we had other sightings of killer whales! This time is was neither the CA51 pod nor the ETP pod. Read on the see who they were identified as and more record breaking gray whale census numbers!

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, February 12, 2015

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles | Hugh  buttonLink

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles

Since 2008 the Aquarium of the Pacific has been collecting observational data on the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River. The northern most colony of green sea turtles in the world. Here are 10 things you need to know about these unexpected residents.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Great Barrier Reef | Karen  buttonLink

The Great Barrier Reef

“That is a lot of jellyfish,” I say nervously. I’m standing barefoot on the dive platform of a ship, a pair of long, blue flippers in my hand. The surface of the ocean before me appears full of purple jellyfish, each about the size of a tennis ball.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

One Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty-Five! | Julien  buttonLink

One Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty-Five!

Gray whale numbers breaking more records!

Hello whale lovers! As you have probably heard, our gray whale season has been pretty fabulous with more and more record breaking numbers. Read on to learn more!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grays Galore! | Julien  buttonLink

Grays Galore!

In the last blog I wrote about the killer whale pod, the CA51’s, being back again on the 6th of January, and guess what? They were back the following day on the 7th! So we had TWO days in a row with these whales and were very, very spoiled naturalists. Also, lots and lots of gray whale sightings!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How in the World Do You Sample a Whale? | Karen  buttonLink

How in the World Do You Sample a Whale?

It’s early morning onboard the small research boat Coda, and we already are a few miles offshore. Coda is a “RHIB,” a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. It looks like any other RHIB, with the addition of a giant metal Pinocchio nose- Coda’s professionally MacGyvered bowsprit (which is the bit sticking off the front of a boat) is an elevated, caged platform. This modified bowsprit design is used the world over in small-boat field research; it generally keeps researchers from falling overboard while sampling whales.

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