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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Grunge Sculpin? No. Grunt Sculpin | Hugh  

Grunge Sculpin? No. Grunt Sculpin

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 36

What they said was Grunt Sculpin but what I heard at first was “Grunge” Sculpin. When I took a closer look at the fish I thought to myself that it does look a little grungy in a hipster sort of way.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Conservation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Smallest Giant Sea Bass | In Focus  

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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Animal Updates | Fish | Invertebrates

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Garden Under the Sea | In Focus  

A Garden Under the Sea

When you visit the Aquarium, one of the first exhibits to catch your eye is Tropical Pacific Preview. This exhibit transports you to a shallow reef where brightly colored corals pop against a plain backdrop, while a royal blue tang fish weaves in and out of the water.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Mammals | Turtles | Volunteering

Thursday, December 31, 2015

My How that Shark and Turtle Have Grown | Hugh  

My How that Shark and Turtle Have Grown

When I get nostalgic about the critters I worked with during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Grand Opening year in 1998 and still hang around with today I think of not only seals and otters but also sea turtles and sharks.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Before the Doors Open | Hugh  

Before the Doors Open

There is a lot of work that goes on before the doors open to the public each morning at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This week’s blog includes a time-lapse video of the Aquarium staff’s pre-opening tasks.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Invertebrates | Volunteering

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Sand Dollar Feeding Frenzy | Hugh  

Sand Dollar Feeding Frenzy

A Parallel Universe right under our noses.

It’s a scene of mass carnage at the Aquarium. Hundreds of animals being stalked, pursued and devoured by relentless predators. And it’s all happening nearly invisible to the naked eye. The feeding frenzy of the Sand Dollar.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Sharks | Volunteering

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Who Knew You Could Cuddle a Shark? | Hugh  

Who Knew You Could Cuddle a Shark?

Shark Training with Senior Aquarist Nicky and Fern the Zebra Shark

To a lot of people being in the water with a large shark conjures up the sounds of the JAWS theme in their minds. However if you’re in the water with Fern the Zebra Shark it’s more likely to conjure up the song “You got a friend in me.”

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Animal Updates | Fish | Sharks | Enrichment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Soccer Sharks | Dominique  

Soccer Sharks

Over the past couple months everyone has been in the mood for soccer, even the sharks!

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Animal Updates | Fish | Enrichment

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Feeding Frenzy | Dominique  

Feeding Frenzy

The fish at the Aquarium enjoy enrichment, just like our other animals. And they can be quite good at the puzzle solving required by some enrichments, especially with the right motivation… food!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Turtles | Volunteering

Thursday, March 27, 2014

You Know You’ve Been an Animal Care Volunteer a Long Time When… | Hugh  

You Know You’ve Been an Animal Care Volunteer a Long Time When…

You know you’ve been an animal care volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific for a long time when you can alley-oop a herring to a sea lion better than Chris Paul can alley-oop a basketball to Blake Griffin and can pitch a clam to the paw of a sea otter more accurately than Clayton Kershaw can pitch a baseball to the glove of a catcher. Check out the rest of the just-for-fun look at a decade-and-a-half-worth of experiences of a longtime Aquarium volunteer.

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