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Volunteering | Fish

Friday, November 02, 2007

Quarantine | David  buttonLink

Quarantine

One of the habitats I have the great pleasure of working on is P3, one of our many quarantine enclosures. Quarantining is very important for the health and well being of our animals because if we do not do it, there is a good chance our animals may become sick.

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Education | Volunteering

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Lost on the Bus but at Home at the Aquarium | Brittany  buttonLink

Am I taking the bus again to the Aquarium any time soon? I doubt it. At least I was able to make it just in time for the New Member Night to handle some clingy sea stars and chat with some super smart kids.

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Conservation

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Aquarium Committed to “Greening the Institution” | Josie  buttonLink

Aquarium Committed to “Greening the Institution”

The Aquarium’s green practices, some of them due to efforts of the Green Team, help make a difference: saving water, electricity, and natural resources.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Friday, October 26, 2007

Restaurant Quality, Sustainable Seafood = Happy, Healthy Animals! | Staci  buttonLink

Restaurant Quality, Sustainable Seafood = Happy, Healthy Animals!

We want all of our animals here at the Aquarium to be happy and healthy!  A key component in achieving that goal is to make sure each animal is given a high-quality, well-balanced diet.  As you might have guessed, a huge part of a marine mammal volunteer’s day is spent preparing the food that the animals will be eating that day.  This is actually a little more work than most people think, so I thought it would be fun to share some details about what our animals eat and how we go about preparing it for them.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Birds

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Abe the Avocet and a Rescued Snowy Egret | Hugh  buttonLink

Abe the Avocet and a Rescued Snowy Egret

An American Avocet is introduced to the Shorebird Sanctuary Exhibit and a injured wild Snowy Egret undergoes rehabilitation at the Aquarium.

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Conservation | Education

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

200 Years of Charting America’s Coasts | Corinne  buttonLink

200 Years of Charting America’s Coasts

Step back to August 14, 1834 and imagine yourself in company with Richard Henry Dana setting out from Boston to sail around Cape Horn to California aboard the Pilgrim, an 86 foot merchant brig.

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Fish

Monday, October 22, 2007

We Have Clownfish Babies!!! | David  buttonLink

We Have Clownfish Babies!!!

For the first time in the Aquarium’s history, we have successfully bred pink skunk clownfish,Amphiprion perideraion. This amazing achievement was the product of two years of intense work by the dedicated aquarist staff. We hope to put the babies on display soon for the world to see.

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Conservation | Birds

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Meet Andy | Corinne  buttonLink

Meet Andy

Our rescued Snowy Egret now has a name, Andy, a shortened version of Andrew, the bird’s rescuer.

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Education | Volunteering

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Special Night for Teachers | Brittany  buttonLink

It turns out that I didn’t get a chance to volunteer on two Saturday’s in a row due to the flu. However, I did get a chance to make it to an awesome event that was especially for teachers.

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Education | Volunteering

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hectic Days Are Better Than They Would Appear | Josie  buttonLink

Hectic Days Are Better Than They Would Appear

No matter how hectic a day can get, I find I still have a great time while volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Senior day and the shift that followed-filled with scheduling snafus-were no exception!

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