Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The Aquarium got a visit from some cool (literally) birds as I fed some bat rays and collected plankton straight from the ocean! This doesn’t happen much at all, so I was quite excited.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Meeting People From Other Countries Is a Great Way to Get In Some Practice Speaking Foreign Language | Josie
Many people from various other parts of the world visit the Aquarium of the Pacific regularly, and I’m lucky enough to be able to speak with some of them in their native tongues.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Well, that festive time of year is once again upon us! This time of year is always full of all kinds of celebration and fun, and the holiday season at the Aquarium is no exception. Decorations recently started popping up everywhere, and not just for us humans. Even the animals are getting in on the act!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
The internationally renowned Charlie the otter, Brook the light-saber wielding otter, and Summer the whiny otter— our famous otters.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
The real magic first appeared near the end of my seventh year as a volunteer diver at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Magic came in the form of a child, an adorable four year old called Michelangelo.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The reticulate whiptail ray in Shark Lagoon indulges in the best food daily. To keep her from getting fat, her portions are controlled but that does not stop her from trying to eat her roommates’ leftovers.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This particular blog deals with one wild dream I had about the Aquarium, some new things that I learned about the surrounding areas of the Aquarium of the Pacific, and a spontaneous outing I had with my co-volunteers.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Being a part of the Aquarium 101 training team is a great way to meet new volunteers as they begin to learn about the Aquarium, our mission, our animals, and all sorts of other things. Starting in January, we’ll hold one-day sessions instead of the two-day program we’ve held until now; we hope this change will help those who found it difficult to be away from their families on two consecutive Saturdays.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Four years ago this week, the Aquarium of the Pacific had a little known part in the attempted rescue of a fin whale calf that stranded on a beach in Orange County back in the fall of 2003. This is the story of that rescue attempt as seen from my perspective in the surf with the whale.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Before I share what I have learned with you, let me explain how I came to know about pound nets.