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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thank You From Brook The Sea Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Thank You From Brook The Sea Otter

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 20

Brook’s video thank you to everyone who supported the Aquarium of the Pacific this year.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Lorikeets Give A Pumpkin A Makeover | Hugh  buttonLink

The Lorikeets Give A Pumpkin A Makeover

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 18

The Lorikeets of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Lorikeet Forest decided to give a friendly looking Halloween pumpkin a more ghoulish makeover.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Sea Otter Fur FLIR | Hugh  buttonLink

Sea Otter Fur FLIR

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 19

Using a FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) thermal imaging camera to demonstrate how a sea otter’s fur works.

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Charlie gets a Spa Day | Hugh  buttonLink

Charlie gets a Spa Day

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 17

The staff refers to a day where a sea otter gets a pool of water and a tub of ice to themselves as a Spa Day. Check out the video of Charlie’s Spa Day.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Little Orphan Ollie | Hugh  buttonLink

Little Orphan Ollie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video number 16

Six years have passed since “Little Orphan Ollie” first came to the Aquarium of the Pacific and I again became an Otter Pop to a precocious little sea otter pup.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Milo Last Selfie of the Summer | Hugh  buttonLink

Milo Last Selfie of the Summer

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 15

You see plenty of examples of animals photobombing people taking selfies so I thought I’d turn the tables on one particular animal.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Milo’s Selfie Stick Summer | Hugh  buttonLink

Milo’s Selfie Stick Summer

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 14

Who knew a sea lion could have so much fun taking a selfie?

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Otter Memes | Hugh  buttonLink

Otter Memes

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 13

So what does a person who spends every weekend for 18 years hanging around the sea otters at the Aquarium of the Pacific and has been the “Otter Pop” to orphan pups do for a vacation? Why he goes up to Monterey Bay and watches wild sea otters for a week, of course.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Twins | Hugh  buttonLink

The Twins

Betty and Chloe Hugh's Aquarium Views 10

These sea otter youngsters were born less than a year apart. They weigh about the same and have the same coat coloration. They look like identical twins. It’s actually pretty difficult at times telling Betty and Chloe apart. So how do the folks that work with them know who is who?

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Basket Stars | Hugh  buttonLink

Basket Stars

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video number 12

It looks a campy alien monster out of a 1960s Irwin Allen sci-fi TV show. It’s tentacle-like arms curling in and out to ambush unsuspecting prey. The eerily pulsating membrane of its body announces that its poor victims are being devoured. Yet it’s not science fiction. It’s a creature called a basket star and you can see it in person at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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