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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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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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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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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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Friday, July 01, 2016

Harpo Channels His Inner Marx Brother to Take a Selfie | Hugh  buttonLink

Harpo Channels His Inner Marx Brother to Take a Selfie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video 11

If ever an animal’s name matched its personality it’s Harpo the sea lion. Harpo has a way of channeling his inner Marx Brother and stamping his own unique style to everything he does. Case in point is how he decided to use the sea lion selfie stick.

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Parker Then and Now | Hugh  buttonLink

Parker Then and Now

Parker and his old toy ball

I remember Parker when he was a little pup running between my legs chasing his favorite blue ball. That little pup is now huge topping out this year at 810 pounds.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Watching Penguins from the Under-look | Hugh  buttonLink

Watching Penguins from the Under-look

The June Keyes Penguin Habitat's Under-look-Hugh Aquarium Views Number 9

It’s one of the most relaxing and meditative places in the aquarium. The penguin under-look at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat allows you to become immersed amongst swimming penguins.

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sea Turtles in the Neighborhood | Hugh  buttonLink

Sea Turtles in the Neighborhood

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 8

Because they are so accessible to the local folks of Long Beach and the surrounding area I like to refer to the green sea turtles that colonize the San Gabriel River as Urban Sea Turtles.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Brook: A Real Standup Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Brook: A Real Standup Otter

Darth Otter: Revisited

Brook is not only one of the oldest females Southern Sea Otters in North America, she also has a unique ability that sets her apart from other sea otters. The ability to stand almost human-like.

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Come Along on a Sea Lion’s Wild Ride | Hugh  buttonLink

Come Along on a Sea Lion’s Wild Ride

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 7

Come along on a sea lion’s wild ride through the water. In this week’s Hugh’s Aquarium Views video and the still images with this blog Milo the sea lion and his camera ring will take you along as he porpoises and breaches through his watery realm.

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