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Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish | Hugh  buttonLink

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish

There are just a few animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific that can cause me to have an affectionate emotional response when I look deep into their eyes; sea otters, sea lions, penguins and flamboyant cuttlefish.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Tripod the Urban Sea Turtle | Hugh  buttonLink

Tripod the Urban Sea Turtle

The sea turtle made famous by KPCC and National Public Radio.

Tripod is a medium to small green sea turtle that calls the San Gabriel River near Long Beach and Seal Beach home. What sets this little turtle apart from others in the colony of sea turtles that reside in this urban river environment is that it’s nationally known.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Magic Wand of Animal Training | Hugh  buttonLink

The Magic Wand of Animal Training

The magic of the target pole

It can transform a sea lion into a back-flipping gymnast. With it, sharks are conjured into docile, huggable critters. Its prestidigitations can make pinnipeds appear behind you for the ultimate selfie photo bomb. It is called a target pole and what you can do with it is magical.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Invertebrates | Volunteering

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Sand Dollar Feeding Frenzy | Hugh  buttonLink

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 | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Frisbee Catching Sea Lions | Hugh  buttonLink

Frisbee Catching Sea Lions

Since I don’t have a dog to play Frisbee catch with I make do with the sea lions at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It’s fun for me and fun for them.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Ollie-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Ollie-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Otter

The Story of Darth Otter and her Padawan.

A Long Time Ago… In An Aquarium Not So Far Away…

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 23, 2015

“OTTER-LY” CUTE | Hugh  buttonLink

“OTTER-LY” CUTE

A sea otter using another otter as a pillow.

Cute video and stills of one sea otter sound asleep while using another otter as a plush pillow.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Cup-stacking Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Cup-stacking Otter

Maggie the Sea Otter's Unique Talent

Watch Maggie the Sea Otter as she figures out through trial and error how to stack cups together. Warning: Extremely cute video!

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Animal Updates | Sharks | Volunteering

Thursday, March 26, 2015

To Hold a Shark Close | Hugh  buttonLink

To Hold a Shark Close

A Hugh Haiku:
“Grand Shark in my Arms.
You’re more Disney than Shark Week
Sharks are Friends not Foes.”

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Volunteering

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal | Hugh  buttonLink

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal

Ellie, although vision-impaired, shows why she is an inspirational seal with abilities beyond her disabilities.

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