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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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The Gray Beginnings

It’s official: Gray whale season has started and we are well into having consistent sightings! Our first sighting this season was on November 28, and since then our trips have been full of activity. The gray whales spend half of the year feeding in the nutrient-rich waters off of Alaska in the Bering Sea in order to intake a large amount of calories to make their incredible migration south.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays From The Otters | Hugh  buttonLink

Happy Holidays From The Otters

As a holiday treat for our otter fans I’d like to share a video of the sea otters enjoying their snowman and treats during this month’s Holiday Treats for the Animals festivities.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A Snowman for the Otters | Hugh  buttonLink

A Snowman for the Otters

An Annual Tradition Continued

During the annual Holiday Treats for the Animals festival it has become a tradition for me to build the first snowman of the season for the sea otters in their exhibit. I will be sharing some images and annecdotes on this year’s creation.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Thursday, November 29, 2012

From Blues to Grays to Blues and Fins! | Julien  buttonLink

From Blues to Grays to Blues and Fins!

That’s right! The blue whales have been sighted on several trips between the middle of November to the present! Our spontaneous and unpredictable blue whale season has made for a very interesting, and awe filled November! Lunge feeding blues, fins and mike whales have filled our waters on recent trips.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Volunteering

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Penguin Love Triangle | Hugh  buttonLink

Penguin Love Triangle

The Soap Opera in June Keyes

Throughout the spring it was a wonderful duet. The elder penguin from San Diego would call out to his mate and the young female from Brazil would answer in kind. Then a young male from San Francisco entered the picture…

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Thursday, November 15, 2012

From Blues to Grays | Julien  buttonLink

From Blues to Grays

Well, our blue whale watch has slowly come to an end and gray whale season is officially starting on Friday November 16! The trips will leave daily at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Why I Love the Furball | Hugh  buttonLink

Why I Love the Furball

Top 10 Reasons

Gidget is my favorite sea otter. When I miss my Aquarium volunteer shift due to being out of town on business trips I tend to go through otter withdrawal symptoms from not being around this adorable ball of fur. Why do I have such affection for this member of the Enhydra lutris species? Here are the top ten reasons why I love the Furball.

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Interview

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Aquarium Has a Fan at JPL | Claire  buttonLink

The Aquarium Has a Fan at JPL

An Interview with Ben Miller

Aquarium member Ben Miller is the mission control team chief at JPL for the Mars Exploration Rover also known as Opportunity, which landed on Mars in January 2004. He lives on Mars time, teaches math at Cal Poly Pomona part time, and has been an Aquarium member for three years.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Monday, November 05, 2012

Where Have the Whales Been? | Kera  buttonLink

Where Have the Whales Been?

And the blogs too?

If you’ve been following the whale watching this summer and fall in Long Beach, you might have heard that the whales weren’t here like in previous years. Although it’s been a slower blue whale year, the dolphins sure have been keeping us entertained. Read on to find out what’s been going on.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle | Hugh  buttonLink

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle

Hugh's Field Notes from the San Gabriel River

Strolling down the river with a sea turtle. A falcon hunts egrets and grebes. Sea lions creatively foraging in the river. A look at some of my field notes from a summer of Green Sea Turtle research at the San Gabriel River.

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