Thursday, January 28, 2016
An octopus investigates a football. The latest Hugh's Aquarium Views video
A video of an octopus playing with a football. It’s seemed only appropriate though coincidental that the Aquarium of the Pacific’s giant Pacific octopus checked out a football the same week that the Rams Football Team announces its return to Los Angeles.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video
Fun with Milo the sea lion. A Walter Mitty moment except it’s not in my dreams but in my reality.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
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.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
A Snowman for the Otter Tradition Continues
It’s a tradition of mine that’s been going on for well over a decade. The task of making the first snowman for the sea otters during the Holiday Treats for the Animals weekend at the Aquarium of the Pacific.This year was especially memorable when Betty the sea otter kissed the snowman.
Friday, December 04, 2015
If Parker the sea lion had a social media page, what should be his profile picture?
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Ollie being Ollie
What happens when Ollie the sea otter encounters an American flag made of ice? Well Ollie being Ollie she parades the colors past aquarium guests. Check out the video of this Patriotic otter.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Sunflower Stars attempt to steal treats from a Giant Pacific Octopus.
What happens when you give an octopus a Halloween pumpkin filled with tasty treats? Well its lair gets visited by sea star Trick-or-Treaters.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
How to take a Besties shot with Harpo the sea lion.
The image looks simple enough. An Aquarium staffer and a sea lion perched side by side. Their arms and flipper are around each other in a friendly embrace while posing for a picture. It’s just one of the perks of being a long-time husbandry volunteer. Sounds easy right? Well taking that photo involved more than you might think.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
An anthropomorphic look at some of the antics of the aquarium animals
This week I’d like to share a few anthropomorphic video shorts of some of the critters at the aquarium. A sea lion doing his best Chris Paul imitations with a basketball. A sea otter trying to take a good selfie. And even what happens after two penguins get romantically involved.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
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.