Thursday, February 10, 2011
On Saturday January 29, our 3:00 p.m. whale watch boats got quite the sight! While coming up on a gray whale, they noticed very unusual gray whale behavior. The gray whale they had spotted was swimming in circles under the water. They couldn’t see exactly what the whale was doing, but they knew it wasn’t a “normal” gray whale swimming pattern. Read on to find out what they saw next!
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Ollie has grown quite a bit in the months since she arrived at the Aquarium last fall. So much so that the staff has already begun her basic training.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Brook led the good life. Being one of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s original sea otters back when it opened in 1998, Brook was treated like Royalty and became the Queen of the Northern Pacific Gallery. She is also one of the most beautiful otters in the State and seems to know it. The gorgeous otter that you see on ads across the country and on banners throughout the city is Brook. She’s always carried herself in a dignified manner. She’s even greeted her trainers at the door of the exhibit and escorted them into her Kingdom during training sessions like a hostess in a high society affair. Then the Furball entered her life! This week’s blog features a video on the relationship between the Stately Brook and the Tomboyish otter that I like to call the Furball.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
And there’s more than just gray whales catching our attention
Gray whale sightings are more than four times higher at this time from last year! We’ve been seeing quite a few passing by and we’re also seeing some other unique animals to the area. Read on to find out what!
Thursday, January 06, 2011
This week I’d like to share some cute video clips of Ollie’s first two months at the Aquarium.
Monday, January 03, 2011
It looks like the gray whale season is off to a great start! It wasn’t but only two days after the last blog I posted that we spotted our first gray whales of the season.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
As my Holiday gift to my readers I thought I’d share some of the cuter images of our newest sea otter Ollie and also an amusing anecdote of one of her adorable antics.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The American Cetacean Society does an annual census of southbound and northbound gray whales off of Point Vicente and it’s official… the first gray whale has been spotted! According to the census, the whale was breaching as well. Hopefully that’s some kind of foreshadowing of what this year will look like.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
The little orphan sea otter whimpered softly as she crawled onto my lap. Finding it a worthy substitute for a momma otter’s belly she proceeded to curl up and began to groom her baby fur with her paws. Still unable to fully tend to her fur all by herself I helped by using a towel and comb to work on her problem areas. After a few minutes her swirling paws were starting to slow down and her eyes were getting heavy. Then one of her paws gripped the towel I was using to dry her and moved it across her body like a blanket. Moments later the little furry critter was fully asleep on my lap looking like a child snoozing on a bed. Thus began my newest Adventure in Otter Space.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
On November 20, 2010 we switched from our Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises to Gray Whale Watch. Although the major flux isn’t until usually until later in the season, the pregnant females are the first to head south and we could start seeing them at any time.