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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

200 Years of Charting America’s Coasts | Corinne  buttonLink

200 Years of Charting America’s Coasts

Step back to August 14, 1834 and imagine yourself in company with Richard Henry Dana setting out from Boston to sail around Cape Horn to California aboard the Pilgrim, an 86 foot merchant brig.

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Conservation | Birds

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Meet Andy | Corinne  buttonLink

Meet Andy

Our rescued Snowy Egret now has a name, Andy, a shortened version of Andrew, the bird’s rescuer.

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Conservation | Birds

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Our Rescued Snowy Egret: A Progress Note | Corinne  buttonLink

Our Rescued Snowy Egret: A Progress Note

Making good on my commitment to keep you informed about the rescued Snowy Egret’s progress: an update.

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Conservation | Education | Birds

Friday, September 28, 2007

Andrew, an Aquarium graphic designer and our webmaster, to the rescue! | Corinne  buttonLink

Andrew, an Aquarium graphic designer and our webmaster, to the rescue!

You may think that the bird population around the Aquarium consists of sparrows, gulls, and rock pigeons. I have a story to tell about the rescue of an egret by a member of the Aquarium’s ‘dry side’ staff.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon | Hugh  buttonLink

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon

A small kangaroo-like critter helps a husbandry volunteer celebrate his birthday.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Friday, September 14, 2007

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals? | Staci  buttonLink

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals?

Have you ever seen a sea lion speeding through the water like a torpedo and then doing a dynamic leap into the air?  A harbor seal gracefully twirling in her pool?  How about a sea otter coming up on deck and standing up on its rear flippers?  Chances are you have if you’ve observed any of our marine mammal training sessions here at the Aquarium.  Animals have always amazed me with their abilities and adaptations, and its always exciting to see them in action. However, it’s not all about fun and entertainment. Though entertainment and teaching the public about environmental conservation are extremely important, there are some other very important reasons we train our animals.  Reasons that directly benefit the animals themselves, and that’s what it’s all about.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Birds | Mammals

Thursday, September 13, 2007

RADIO FLYER The Wild Western Gull | Hugh  buttonLink

RADIO FLYER The Wild Western Gull

A wild Western gull chooses the Aquarium’s seal and sea lion exhibit to raise his young.

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Conservation | Education | Volunteering

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A View from the Dry Side | Corinne  buttonLink

A View from the Dry Side

An environment-hugger’s view of the Aquarium from the “dry side”.

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