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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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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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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter

Preparing the Sea Otter's Daily Diet

A sea otter’s daily diet being prepared like a fine sea food restaurant chef would.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, February 12, 2015

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles | Hugh  buttonLink

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles

Since 2008 the Aquarium of the Pacific has been collecting observational data on the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River. The northern most colony of green sea turtles in the world. Here are 10 things you need to know about these unexpected residents.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Sharks | Volunteering

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Who Knew You Could Cuddle a Shark? | Hugh  buttonLink

Who Knew You Could Cuddle a Shark?

Shark Training with Senior Aquarist Nicky and Fern the Zebra Shark

To a lot of people being in the water with a large shark conjures up the sounds of the JAWS theme in their minds. However if you’re in the water with Fern the Zebra Shark it’s more likely to conjure up the song “You got a friend in me.”

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Turtles | Volunteering

Thursday, January 01, 2015

My Aquarium Year In Pictures | Hugh  buttonLink

My Aquarium Year In Pictures

An Aquarium of the Pacific Volunteer's 2014 Photo Album

As we head into the New Year I thought we’d take a look back in pictures; this is a husbandry volunteer’s 2014 at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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