Thursday, February 07, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 71
We keep our sea lions, seals, and sea otters mentally stimulated by occasionally introducing various enrichments for them to experience. Did you know that we do the same for our sharks?
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 55
There wasn’t a lot of staff, paid and volunteers, back when the Aquarium of the Pacific first opened in June of 1998 so my early volunteer responsibilities included a lot of duties outside the realm of marine mammal husbandry. One of which was hand feeding sharks including one of the aquarium’s charter animal, Fern.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 42
I’ve been a husbandry volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific since before it opened nearly 20 years ago. For the past ten years, I’ve produced a blog about my volunteer experiences. Those blogs also featured short videos call Hugh’s Aquarium Views. This week I’d like to share a few of my favorite video clips from my blog.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Aquarist Rachel Munson talks about what it’s like to work with our sand tiger shark.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Our education staff member, Erin English, recently traveled to Glover’s Reef in Belize to work on shark conservation research with Earthwatch Expedition.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Training a shark to participate in its own husbandry care.
How do you get a nearly 8 foot long free swimming shark out of the water for a checkup? With a sea lion or sea otter the animal can be trained to get into a transport kennel when asked. Nicky, an Aquarium of the Pacific aquarist, decided to train Fern the Zebra Shark to willingly swim onto a transport stretcher using the same training techniques used to train marine mammals.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tiger sharks are a sensitive species that are rare to find in captivity. Check out some of the steps we took at the Aquarium to ensure our tiger shark successfully joined our family of volunteers, staff, birds, mammals, and fish!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Everyday, the sharks at Shark Lagoon lay lots of eggs. This time, I am going to give y’all a break down of all the different kinds of eggs you can expect to see at Shark Lagoon.