Thursday, October 25, 2012
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.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
And why they may choose not to fly according to Avery the Penguin.
According to physics there are clear scientific reasons why penguins CAN’T fly. But according to Avery the Penguin there are several practical reason why penguins WON’T fly.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Penguins with bad hair days, Sea Lions with bad breath and wild gull chicks roaming the Pinniped Exhibit. Three summer tidbits to check out on your next visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Penguins checking out soap bubbles
Just like with our marine mammals the staff at the Aquarium of the Pacific likes to come up with ideas to keep our penguins mentally stimulated or as I like to put it, entertained. This week I’d like to share some images of an enrichment session that we recently gave our Magellanic Penguins. One that was just bubbling with excitement for the penguins.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hundreds of their kindred comrades had succumbed to changes in their environment that they could not adapt in time to. Far from their normal range sick and dying Magellanic Penguins were washing ashore on Brazilian beaches better known in song than for black and white flightless aquatic birds. To do its part in trying to help these forlorn avians the Aquarium of the Pacific took in a small group of these distressed penguins to give them medical treatment and a home. Yet despite their tragic back story these “Brazilians” and their antics have gotten this particular aquarium volunteer smiling and humming “The Penguin from Ipanema” during his Saturday encounters with them.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Aquarium staff members transported some of the Magellanic Penguins and Betty the otter pup all in one cargo van on a road trip from the Bay Area to Long Beach.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Reddish Egrets of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands
When I’m not hanging around Parker the sea lion, Ollie the sea otter, and Noodles the penguin at the Aquarium of the Pacific, I like to spent my free time taking in the local wildlife found around Southern California. One of my favorite activities is to head down to the Bolsa Chica Wetlands to take in the “Dance of the Reddish Egret”.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
The Aquarium's Critters Starring in their Own Comics
A few more comics featuring some of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s critters to help brighten your week.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
There's always something interesting to photograph at the Aquarium of the Pacific
This week’s blog features 5 random snapshots from the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Spending time around the Magellanic Penguins
Karen, an aviculturist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, could see the big smile on my face after spending time around the penguins in their behind-the-scenes area. She could tell that I was catching “Penguin Fever,” the happiness that’s caused by being around these wonderful critters and their playful antics.