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Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Pacific Bigeye Octopus | Hugh  

North Pacific Bigeye Octopus

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 37

One of the creatures I always take a detour to check out on my way to the sea otters exhibit is the North Pacific Bigeye Octopus.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Harpo’s Video Masterpiece | Hugh  

Harpo’s Video Masterpiece

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 36

Harpo and his sea lion selfie stick had a Drop-the-Mic moment this summer. Or in this case a Drop-the-GoPro moment. I mean quite literally.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Video | Volunteering

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 | Mammals | Conservation | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Harpo the Sea Lion’s Tip about the Aquarium’s Water Bottle Filling Station | Hugh  

Harpo the Sea Lion’s Tip about the Aquarium’s Water Bottle Filling Station

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 35

It’s a great tip that saves money and helps the environment so Harpo the sea lion and I decided to get the word out about the Aquarium of the Pacific’s water bottle filling stations.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Gigi The Stilt’s First Chicks | Hugh  

Gigi The Stilt’s First Chicks

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 35

An original shorebird resident has her first chicks. Gigi the Stilt.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shelby the Harbor Seal’s Vaquita Selfie | Hugh  

Shelby the Harbor Seal’s Vaquita Selfie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 34

While Harpo the sea lion takes selfies for fun, Shelby the harbor seal has a more important purpose for her selfie. Her purpose is for a porpoise. The critically endangered Vaquita.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GALUMPHING: How Seals Move On Land | Hugh  

GALUMPHING: How Seals Move On Land

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 33

If you have ever attended a Seals & Sea Lions show at the Aquarium of the Pacific you’ve probably heard the term galumphing as a description of how a harbor seal moves on land. In this week’s video I thought I’d give everyone a close up, slow motion view of what the term is describing.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Ollie Makes A Snowball | Hugh  

Ollie Makes A Snowball

Hugh's Aquarium Views Number 32

Ollie is the must rambunctious and clever sea otter I’ve ever met. Case in point is how she taught herself how to make a snowball.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sea Turtle Photo Identification Results | Hugh  

Sea Turtle Photo Identification Results

Hugh's Aquarium Views Number 31

Since 2008 when the Aquarium’s vet, Dr. Lance Adams, first introduced us to the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River, my wife Pam and I have been taking field notes and photos of these unexpected urban residents. The photos were used in a photo identification study project led by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The results were presented this year as a scientific poster at the International Sea Turtle Symposium, a gathering of sea turtle scientists and researchers from around the world.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

1 Second Every Saturday | Hugh  

1 Second Every Saturday

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 30

So what is it like volunteering every Saturday with the critters at the Aquarium of the Pacific? Well here’s a year’s worth of 1 second video moments of my volunteer shifts in under 60 seconds.

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