Thursday, April 26, 2018
There is a lot going on in the ocean when you look beyond the waves and the whales (and other animals) in the ocean, microscopic life flourishes underneath the surface. Over the next few weeks, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be talking with researchers working on the NOAA ship, Ronald H. Brown. These scientists are participating in ongoing research to measure and monitor changes in the world oceans over time. Traveling from Durban, South Africa to Goa, India, they will be collecting samples of the water so that they can describe the ocean chemistry and biology that they are observing.
In the last couple of weeks, we’ve recorded 15 sightings of gray whales along with lots of fin whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Pacific white-sided, and even a sperm whale!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 50
Enrichment activity for an octopus. Little Red the octopus and the puzzle box.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
It’s been very exciting on the whale watches recently, we’ve seen lots of fin whales, gray whales, dolphins, and an early blue whale!
Thursday, April 05, 2018
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.
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Assistant Curator Nate Jaros talks about the hyperbaric chamber he and his team built for the Aquarium.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
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.