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Conservation | Whale Watching

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Orcas Already?! | Kera  buttonLink

Orcas Already?!

Our boats say YES!

We’ve just kicked off gray whale season and we’re already having some great sightings out there! I was shocked when we started seeing gray whales so early, but after this last weekend, we can officially say orcas are debuting for the season as well. Read on to find out more on the orcas spotted this last weekend.

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Conservation

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shopping With the Fishes | Claire  buttonLink

Shopping With the Fishes

Need gift ideas for the holidays? I did some Santa legwork for you in the Aquarium’s gift store, Pacific Collections, and assembled a pretty nifty gift guide to get you started.

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Conservation | Education

Monday, October 10, 2011

Aquatic Academy Wants You! (to Learn About California’s Water) | Claire  buttonLink

Aquatic Academy Wants You! (to Learn About California’s Water)

The Aquarium will host four sessions on the future of Southern California’s water in its upcoming Aquatic Academy. How will climate change affect our water system? Has our state ever seen conditions like this before? What are state agencies doing to prepare? What can we do?

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Conservation

Monday, August 01, 2011

The SoCal Ocean: Surf Spot, Fishing Hole—Economic Powerhouse? | Claire  buttonLink

The SoCal Ocean: Surf Spot, Fishing Hole—Economic Powerhouse?

Learn about coastal marine spatial planning and the Aquarium’s efforts to bring experts together to discuss this method for potentially attracting innovative projects to the region while protecting a healthy ocean ecosystem

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Conservation | Volunteering | Turtles

Thursday, May 12, 2011

THE URBAN SEA TURTLES OF LONG BEACH | Hugh  buttonLink

THE URBAN SEA TURTLES OF LONG BEACH

About 6 miles away from the Aquarium of the Pacific on the east side of Long Beach runs an urban river with a very surprising wildlife colony. You’d expect to see them while on an exotic journey to Mexican or Hawaiian waters. Yet right under the noses of Southern Californian recreational cyclists riding the San Gabriel River bike path lives a colony of endangered green sea turtles!

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Thursday, April 28, 2011

BABY OTTERS DON’T EAT HOT DOGS! | Hugh  buttonLink

BABY OTTERS DON’T EAT HOT DOGS!

Observations of a Mother Otter and Her Pup in Monterey Harbor

A heartwarming story of a wild sea otter mom and her possibly adopted pup as she teaches it what it should and shouldn’t eat in Monterey Harbor.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals | Sharks | Turtles

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SAN GABRIEL RIVER SEA TURTLE OBSERVATION UPDATE | Hugh  buttonLink

SAN GABRIEL RIVER SEA TURTLE OBSERVATION UPDATE

Its been a little over a year now that the Aquarium has been conducting informal monthly observations of the Green Sea Turtle colony in the San Gabriel River. This week’s blog is a short summary of what has been seen during that time.

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Conservation | Mammals

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Miller the Sea Lion’s 29th Birthday | Hugh  buttonLink

Miller the Sea Lion’s 29th Birthday

One of the wonderful benefits of aquariums and zoos is that they allow some rescued wildlife a second chance at life. I at one time spent over a decade rescuing and rehabilitating wild marine mammals, so I know first hand that without these institutions many critters might have a disability or personality traits that would keep them from making it in the wild.

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Conservation | Mammals

Sunday, January 04, 2009

RESCUING AN ENTANGLED GRAY WHALE | Hugh  buttonLink

RESCUING AN ENTANGLED GRAY WHALE

In my over 20 years of being involved with marine mammals I’ve had some memorable moments.  One of the most memorable was the day back in the early 1990s when a whale research crew that I was part of helped a Bay Watch Lifeguard rescue an entangled gray whale just offshore of the cliffs of Point Vicente.  The following story is about that day.

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Conservation

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Green Snowflakes | Guest Blogger  buttonLink

Green Snowflakes

Guests visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific during the holidays have noticed our beautiful snowflakes hanging throughout. They are always surprised to find out that they were made by staff and that they are easy to make yourself. Not only that, they are a great way to use up those old plastic six-pack rings!

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