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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Humpbacks for Days! | Julien  buttonLink

Humpbacks for Days!

Hello whale enthusiasts! I am back from a short break from my vacation and ready to catch you, and myself, up with everything going on with the whales! What did we miss? A LOT OF HUMPBACKS!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Penguins | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Aquarium Critter Shorts | Hugh  buttonLink

Aquarium Critter Shorts

An anthropomorphic look at some of the antics of the aquarium animals

This week I’d like to share a few anthropomorphic video shorts of some of the critters at the aquarium. A sea lion doing his best Chris Paul imitations with a basketball. A sea otter trying to take a good selfie. And even what happens after two penguins get romantically involved.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Before the Doors Open | Hugh  buttonLink

Before the Doors Open

There is a lot of work that goes on before the doors open to the public each morning at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This week’s blog includes a time-lapse video of the Aquarium staff’s pre-opening tasks.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Sea Otter Selfie

A Sea Otter with a Selfie Stick?

What happens when you place a GoPro on one of the sea otter’s target poles? Why you create an otter selfie stick!

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

It’s the End of Summer, but Not the End of the Whales! | Julien  buttonLink

It’s the End of Summer, but Not the End of the Whales!

Even though the Summer is now winding down, according to all the amazing sightings on our recent whale watches and the breathtaking photos taken, there still an abundance of life! This week, we will be not only showcasing the unmatched photography skills of Harbor Breeze’s very own, Erik Combs, but we are going to get to know him a little better!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Brook and the Mirror | Hugh  buttonLink

Brook and the Mirror

It’s another Throwback Thursday as we revisit the day that our gorgeous sea otter Brook saw herself for the first time in a mirror.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Baby Blues and Sharks Too! | Julien  buttonLink

Baby Blues and Sharks Too!

There has been lots of buzz lately about our recent shark sightings! We have been seeing a few sharks that have been identified as hammerhead species swimming at the surface during our trips! We believe we have been seeing a species shark called a smooth hammerhead, which is the second largest hammerhead.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Otter Pop Days | Hugh  buttonLink

Otter Pop Days

Because the Internet needs more cute baby otter videos I thought we’d flash back this week to 2008 and 2010 when I was a surrogate “Otter Pop” to two orphan sea otter pups.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Whales Galore! | Julien  buttonLink

Whales Galore!

We have made it to the point in summer when whale watch trips are really fantastic! This is what we have been waiting on for months; the blues, fins, minkes, humpbacks, and tons of dolphins…

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish | Hugh  buttonLink

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish

There are just a few animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific that can cause me to have an affectionate emotional response when I look deep into their eyes; sea otters, sea lions, penguins and flamboyant cuttlefish.

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