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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shelby the Harbor Seal’s Vaquita Selfie | Hugh  buttonLink

Shelby the Harbor Seal’s Vaquita Selfie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 34

While Harpo the sea lion takes selfies for fun, Shelby the harbor seal has a more important purpose for her selfie. Her purpose is for a porpoise. The critically endangered Vaquita.

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Animal Updates | Sharks | Conservation | Scientific Research

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shark Conservation in Belize | In Focus  buttonLink

Shark Conservation in Belize

Our education staff member, Erin English, recently traveled to Glover’s Reef in Belize to work on shark conservation research with Earthwatch Expedition.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Sea Turtle Photo Identification Results

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.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 1) | In Focus  buttonLink

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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Animal Updates | Fish | Conservation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Smallest Giant Sea Bass | In Focus  buttonLink

The Smallest Giant Sea Bass

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.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wild Newborn Otter Pup-Five Months Later | Hugh  buttonLink

Wild Newborn Otter Pup-Five Months Later

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.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

5 Things to Know About the Vaquita | In Focus  buttonLink

5 Things to Know About the Vaquita

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.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Little Orphan Ollie | Hugh  buttonLink

Little Orphan Ollie

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.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Balloons and Breaching Blues! | Retired | Julien  buttonLink

Balloons and Breaching Blues!

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!

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sea Turtles in the Neighborhood | Hugh  buttonLink

Sea Turtles in the Neighborhood

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.

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