Thursday, March 17, 2011
This week I’d like to share a few recent video snippets of Ollie the Sea Otter as she grows up at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
All within 2 weeks!
What an exciting week this has been! Last week the first blue whale of the season was spotted, we’ve had numerous sightings of gray whales, and then yesterday we saw 14 sperm whales hanging out at the surface! I don’t think there could be a better week of whale watching!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Have you ever wondered how the Aquarium acquires its sea stars or how many people it takes to clean the entire Tropical Reef exhibit each week? And just who is underneath that sting ray suit in the annual Christmas parade anyway?
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Ollie the sea otter is progressing nicely in her school work at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Her training continues with husbandry behaviors designed to help in her care and well-being. This week’s blogs includes images of Ollie in class.
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.