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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gray whale season is almost over | James S.  

Gray whale season is almost over

Our sightings of gray whales have definitely been reduced over the last couple of weeks, only a few instances where we were able to see probably the last few cow/calf pairs heading north for their summer feeding. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go whale watching! We’ve seen lots of dolphins recently, even saw some Risso’s dolphins again.

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Animal Updates | Birds

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Raising Lorikeet Chicks at the Aquarium | In Focus  

Raising Lorikeet Chicks at the Aquarium

Sara Mandel explains what it’s like to raise baby lorikeets.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Humpbacks in the area! | James S.  

Humpbacks in the area!

Historically during our normal water conditions, and even during some La Nina conditions, we have seen humpback whales show up late spring through early/mid fall. We had amazing sightings and numbers of humpbacks during our last El Nino, hopefully the numbers stay pretty high this year too. We recently spotted a couple of humpbacks in the last week, hanging out together between Abalone Cove State Marine Conservation Area and Point Fermin.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1 Second Every Saturday | Hugh  

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 30

So what is it like volunteering every Saturday with the critters at the Aquarium of the Pacific? Well here’s a year’s worth of 1 second video moments of my volunteer shifts in under 60 seconds.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lots of gray whales, and an early blue whale! | James S.  

Lots of gray whales, and  an early blue whale!

It’s not uncommon to see an early blue whale in April or early May and it makes for a great surprise during whale watches. We’re also seeing lots of gray whales moving north with their calves. April is definitely the time for cow-calf pairs.

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Animal Updates | Mammals

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Whale of a Tale | In Focus  

Alyssa Pacaut traveled to San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California to get up close and personal with baby gray whales…

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Seal Selfie Training | Hugh  

Seal Selfie Training

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 29

The early stages of training a harbor seal to take a selfie.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Very Rare Sighting of False Killer Whales! | James S.  

Very Rare Sighting of False Killer Whales!

False killer whales (pseudorca) are a rare treat for us to observe on the boats, it has almost been a full calendar year since the last time we had a sighting. Unlike their cousins the orca, pseudorca are not well researched.

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Animal Updates | Turtles

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 2) | In Focus  

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 2)

The final entry in our two-part series where Senior Aquarist Lauren Harper recaps her expedition to Costa Rica to help save critically endangered sea turtles.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 1) | In Focus  

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 1)

In this two-part series, Senior Aquarist Lauren Harper recaps her expedition to Costa Rica to help save critically endangered sea turtles.

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