Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Aquarium’s green practices, some of them due to efforts of the Green Team, help make a difference: saving water, electricity, and natural resources.
Friday, October 26, 2007
We want all of our animals here at the Aquarium to be happy and healthy! A key component in achieving that goal is to make sure each animal is given a high-quality, well-balanced diet. As you might have guessed, a huge part of a marine mammal volunteer’s day is spent preparing the food that the animals will be eating that day. This is actually a little more work than most people think, so I thought it would be fun to share some details about what our animals eat and how we go about preparing it for them.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
An American Avocet is introduced to the Shorebird Sanctuary Exhibit and a injured wild Snowy Egret undergoes rehabilitation at the Aquarium.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Our rescued Snowy Egret now has a name, Andy, a shortened version of Andrew, the bird’s rescuer.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Making good on my commitment to keep you informed about the rescued Snowy Egret’s progress: an update.
Friday, September 28, 2007
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.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A small kangaroo-like critter helps a husbandry volunteer celebrate his birthday.
Friday, September 14, 2007
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.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
A wild Western gull chooses the Aquarium’s seal and sea lion exhibit to raise his young.