Thursday, May 18, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Number 31
Since 2008 when the Aquarium’s vet, Dr. Lance Adams, first introduced us to the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River, my wife Pam and I have been taking field notes and photos of these unexpected urban residents. The photos were used in a photo identification study project led by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The results were presented this year as a scientific poster at the International Sea Turtle Symposium, a gathering of sea turtle scientists and researchers from around the world.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
In this two-part series, Senior Aquarist Lauren Harper recaps her expedition to Costa Rica to help save critically endangered sea turtles.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Meet the smallest giant sea bass you have ever seen. Aquarist Nicole Leier celebrated a career milestone by helping successfully breed and raise this species past the three month mark.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 23
I first saw the mother otter with her newborn pup last summer in Monterey Bay. Five months later I ran into the same pair again at the same place in the bay.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Vaquita porpoises, at 5 feet long, are the smallest-known species of whale. They inhabit a small region in the northern Gulf of California and are at severe risk of going extinct.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video number 16
Six years have passed since “Little Orphan Ollie” first came to the Aquarium of the Pacific and I again became an Otter Pop to a precocious little sea otter pup.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Hi, whale fans! As I write this, I am thinking about all the amazing blog posts and photos and stories I have written about these last few years. Alas, this will be my last blog post, since I am growing a human, and she will be arriving very soon! But, I wanted to go out with a bang! So, I am finally going to reveal what my personal research has been about in my master’s program in Informal Science Education at Cal State Long Beach: balloons! More on this, and breaching baby blue whales and current sighting updates!
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 8
Because they are so accessible to the local folks of Long Beach and the surrounding area I like to refer to the green sea turtles that colonize the San Gabriel River as Urban Sea Turtles.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
The sea turtle made famous by KPCC and National Public Radio.
Tripod is a medium to small green sea turtle that calls the San Gabriel River near Long Beach and Seal Beach home. What sets this little turtle apart from others in the colony of sea turtles that reside in this urban river environment is that it’s nationally known.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
You may have read in the local news that we recently had a deceased fin whale wash ashore near the port of LA in San Pedro on Friday, April 10th. With the response from the NOAA West Coast Stranding Network and some initial observations, it looks like the whale died from blunt force trauma and suffered internal injuries. The researchers concluded that this was the result of a ship strike and the whale may have been struck…