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Education | Volunteering

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Kindergarten Is Great for People of All Ages | Josie  buttonLink

Kindergarten Is Great for People of All Ages

Going to kindergarten can be loads of fun, even when you’re an adult like me. I greatly enjoy my monthly forays back into the classroom worlds of little children, where I get to see the enthusiasm and lust for learning that one experiences when young.

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Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

HOLIDAYS WITH THE CRITTERS | Hugh  buttonLink

HOLIDAYS WITH THE CRITTERS

There are only a few days out of the year where the Aquarium of the Pacific is closed to the public. One of them is Christmas day. However, like working on a farm, people who care for animals can’t all take the whole day off because the fishes, mammals and birds still need to be fed and tended to, so on Christmas day there will be a small cadre of husbandry staff spending the holiday with the critters.

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Conservation | Education

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

MLPA, MPA, SMR, SMP, SMCA: Speaking ‘MPAese’ | Corinne  buttonLink

MLPA, MPA, SMR, SMP, SMCA: Speaking ‘MPAese’

Get ready to learn a new language, California’s salty MPAese.  On December 6, 2007 Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman announced that the south coast from Point Conception to the US-Mexican border (an area commonly called the Southern California Bight) would be the next study area in which Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) would be identified as part of the implementation of California’s Marine Life Protection Act Initiative.

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Education | Volunteering | Fish

Monday, December 17, 2007

Bull Shark News and Community Outreach | Leah  buttonLink

Bull Shark News and Community Outreach

Saturday, 12-1, was a very busy day at the Aquarium.

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Volunteering | Birds | Invertebrates | Sharks

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Day Full of New and Unusual Experiences | Brittany  buttonLink

A Day Full of New and Unusual Experiences

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.

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Education | Volunteering

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Meeting People From Other Countries Is a Great Way to Get In Some Practice Speaking Foreign Language | Josie  buttonLink

Meeting People From Other Countries Is a Great Way to Get In Some Practice Speaking Foreign Language

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.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Birds | Mammals

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Holiday “Sea"son Is In Full Swing! | Staci  buttonLink

The Holiday “Sea

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!

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Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Charlie the Famous Otter, Brook the Sith Otter, and Summer the Whiny Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Charlie the Famous Otter, Brook the Sith Otter, and Summer the Whiny Otter

The internationally renowned Charlie the otter, Brook the light-saber wielding otter, and Summer the whiny otter— our famous otters.

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Diving | Volunteering

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Diving | Andy  buttonLink

Diving

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.

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Volunteering | Fish | Sharks

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Do these spots make me look fat? | David  buttonLink

Do these spots make me look fat?

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.

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