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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Three Days in a Week | Brittany  buttonLink

Three Days in a Week

This was quite an eventful week for me at the Aquarium! I had a barbecue to go to, my regular Saturday volunteering, and another event for members! See what was unique and fun about each one.

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Conservation | Birds

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Our Rescued Snowy Egret: A Progress Note | Corinne  buttonLink

Our Rescued Snowy Egret: A Progress Note

Making good on my commitment to keep you informed about the rescued Snowy Egret’s progress: an update.

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Volunteering | Fish

Learning About Gulf of California Inhabitants | Josie  buttonLink

Learning About Gulf of California Inhabitants

With slower times around the Aquarium of the Pacific, now that summer has ended and school groups have not been organized yet, we have more time to catch up on our underwater friends, and I’m working hard to learn all the fish in one of my new favorite habitats, the Gulf of California exhibit.

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Conservation | Education | Birds

Friday, September 28, 2007

Andrew, an Aquarium graphic designer and our webmaster, to the rescue! | Corinne  buttonLink

Andrew, an Aquarium graphic designer and our webmaster, to the rescue!

You may think that the bird population around the Aquarium consists of sparrows, gulls, and rock pigeons. I have a story to tell about the rescue of an egret by a member of the Aquarium’s ‘dry side’ staff.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon | Hugh  buttonLink

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon

A small kangaroo-like critter helps a husbandry volunteer celebrate his birthday.

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Fish | Sharks

Friday, September 21, 2007

Shark Babies | David  buttonLink

Shark Babies

Happy sharks means lots of babies. Lots of babies also means bites.

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Education | Volunteering | Fish | Sharks

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Early One Day, Late the Next | Brittany  buttonLink

Early One Day, Late the Next

What was it like for me to volunteer two days in a row? Why was Young Professionals Night such a blast to participate in? Also, find out about the new creature lurking in our Shark Lagoon and read about my one of many “happy spurts”!

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Birds | Invertebrates | Reptiles

Monday, September 17, 2007

Stand-Out Moments Make Job Fun and Helping Children Is Rewarding | Josie  buttonLink

Stand-Out Moments Make Job Fun and Helping Children Is Rewarding

Helping children find the groups from which they have separated, answering questions, and seeing people enjoy new experiences are things that happen often at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Seeing those children reunited with the adults with whom they came is rewarding, answering those questions—sometimes the answers resolve bets—is rewarding, and seeing people experience new things make my job at the Aquarium worthwhile and loads of fun.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Friday, September 14, 2007

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals? | Staci  buttonLink

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals?

Have you ever seen a sea lion speeding through the water like a torpedo and then doing a dynamic leap into the air?  A harbor seal gracefully twirling in her pool?  How about a sea otter coming up on deck and standing up on its rear flippers?  Chances are you have if you’ve observed any of our marine mammal training sessions here at the Aquarium.  Animals have always amazed me with their abilities and adaptations, and its always exciting to see them in action. However, it’s not all about fun and entertainment. Though entertainment and teaching the public about environmental conservation are extremely important, there are some other very important reasons we train our animals.  Reasons that directly benefit the animals themselves, and that’s what it’s all about.

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