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Friday, August 08, 2008

Big Mouths, Huge Appetites | David  buttonLink

Big Mouths, Huge Appetites

Snappers are some of my favorite fish at the Aquarium. They can typically become quite large, are hydrodynamically shaped and are well adapted for predatory life. They are always enthusiastic when it comes to chow time which makes them a delight to feed. Many snappers are brilliantly colored with reds, blues, and yellows.

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Conservation

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

‘Not Seen, Not Heard, But Felt’ Sculpture Soon to Adorn Shark Lagoon | Josie  buttonLink

‘Not Seen, Not Heard, But Felt’ Sculpture Soon to Adorn Shark Lagoon

Two San Diego artists are letting the Aquarium of the Pacific display an “urban tree” sculpture that they created in the hopes of getting people to realize the impact that humans have on the world ocean.

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Conservation | Whale Watching | Mammals

Thursday, July 31, 2008

BLUE WHALE FLUKE PRINTS AND POOP PRINTS | Hugh  buttonLink

BLUE WHALE FLUKE PRINTS AND POOP PRINTS

An adult blue whale can eat over 4 tons of krill per day and just like you and I after gorging ourselves on our favorite foods, a lot of what enters our body via the mouth, usually exits the body a bit further down.

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Top 10 Ocean Issues | Invertebrates

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Coral reefs can be saved by reducing, reusing, recycling … and rethinking! | Josie  buttonLink

Coral reefs can be saved by reducing, reusing, recycling … and rethinking!

One of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s top ten ocean issues highlighted in its Tenth Anniversary Year theme of “Ocean on the Edge” involves the dying off, or bleaching, of the world’s coral reefs. Here’s a look at what is happening and some of the things we can do to help slow or even reverse the problem.

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10 Year Anniversary Stories

Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Remembering Grand Opening Day

10 Year Anniversary Special Edition Blog

The first animal that I worked with on the Grand Opening day was Ellie the harbor seal. Her old feeding station was right next to the Plexiglas window in front of the seating area. Ellie was a very intelligent and patient seal with her rookie feeder that day. Ten years later, she’s still is with her now veteran volunteer.

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Conservation | Education | Volunteering | Reptiles | Turtles

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Where Are the Sea Turtles? | Staci  buttonLink

Where Are the Sea Turtles?

That is one of those popular questions our guests ask several times a week, and I’m always happy to point them in the right direction! Two olive Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacae), Theo and Lou, reside in the Aquarium’s beautiful Tropical Pacific Gallery. Theo can often be seen cruising by our dive volunteers during the Tropical Reef Dive, while Lou can be frequently observed napping as you walk through the serene tropical tunnel. Helping out with the care of these magnificent creatures is one of the best parts of my aquarist volunteer days, so please read on to learn more about sea turtles!

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Education | 10 Year Anniversary Stories

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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10 Year Anniversary Blog - Claudia Harden

Claudia Harden, currently a presenter at the Aquarium, shares her experiences of being a charter volunteer and touring the Aquarium before construction was completed.

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Volunteering

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Independence Day fun at the Aquarium of the Pacific | Josie  buttonLink

Independence Day fun at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Spending the Fourth of July at the Aquarium of the Pacific was a fun and interesting way to celebrate the Independence of our country. I’m so glad I volunteered to work!

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10 Year Anniversary Stories | Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

TOPAZ: THE CAT THAT THE AQUARIUM WAS BUILT AROUND | Hugh  buttonLink

TOPAZ: THE CAT THAT THE AQUARIUM WAS BUILT AROUND

Which animal at the Aquarium of the Pacific has been there the longest? Is it one of the sea otters? Perhaps it’s one of the seals? Maybe even one of the sharks? Actually the animal with the longest tenure at the Aquarium is Topaz the cat. Now… I know what you’re thinking: What is a cat doing at an aquarium? Well, truth be told, Topaz was here at the site way before the first fish ever swam here. This is his story.

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Volunteering

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Party, party, party at the Aquarium of the Pacific | Josie  buttonLink

Party, party, party at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Parties are loads of fun, especially when they involve the Aquarium of the Pacific. The 10th Anniversary All-Staff Party was quite a shindig for volunteers and staff, and you can win an incredible Aquarium slumber party when you party like a sea star!

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