Thursday, April 26, 2018
There is a lot going on in the ocean when you look beyond the waves and the whales (and other animals) in the ocean, microscopic life flourishes underneath the surface. Over the next few weeks, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be talking with researchers working on the NOAA ship, Ronald H. Brown. These scientists are participating in ongoing research to measure and monitor changes in the world oceans over time. Traveling from Durban, South Africa to Goa, India, they will be collecting samples of the water so that they can describe the ocean chemistry and biology that they are observing.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Everyone remembers their favorite teacher; the one who made learning fun and inspired you to be a passionate student. Each year, with the help of a generous grant from The Boeing Company, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts a group of these inspiring and fun teachers for a week-long educational experience.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
If you go up a couple flights of stairs and through a series of doors, you’ll find a scientific lab tucked away behind the scenes at the Aquarium. The scientists in this lab aren’t mad in a crazy way, but they are madly passionate about water quality.
Monday, March 28, 2016
What is a basking shark? It’s basically ones of the coolest kinds of sharks and we never really get to see them! We had one a few years ago appear during a whale watch, but this Easter, we got a another sharky surprise! Not only was the shark seen on one whale watch trip during Easter Sunday, but, two trips that day!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The gray whales are pretty much done passing through, and the next true season for whales is in the summer from around June to September when the blues are here. So for now, we go in search of some VERY acrobatic animals…the dolphins! And there’s more than one type of dolphin that likes to put on a show!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Whether you’re maintaining an exhibit that holds 200 gallons or 200,000 gallons, filtration is an integral part of any successful man-made marine habitat. Recently, I mentioned that the Aquarium filters approximately 1,000,000 gallons of salt water per hour to support over 12,000 marine residents. Why is filtration necessary? Fortunately, the Education Department provided me with a wealth of information on filtration practices in effect at the Aquarium of the Pacific that I would love to share with you!