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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charlie the Sea Otter at 21 | Hugh  

Charlie the Sea Otter at 21

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 48

I’ve known Charlie the sea otter since before the official opening of the Aquarium of the Pacific. At 21 years of age, Charlie is the oldest male Southern sea otter around.

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

The Sea Lion Cast List | Hugh  

The Sea Lion Cast List

Hugh's Aquarium Video Number 47

Last Saturday just for fun I asked Parker the sea lion which animal should I should feature in episode 47 of my Hugh’s Aquarium Views videos. His smile said it all.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Husbandry Behaviors | Hugh  

Husbandry Behaviors

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 46

The high jumps out of the water, retrieval of objects and even underwater selfies taking are all fascinating behaviors that our pinnipeds were trained to do to help stimulate their minds and keep their bodies in shape but by far the most important behavior we train them to do are the husbandry behaviors.

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Sea Otter Slam Dunk | Hugh  

Sea Otter Slam Dunk

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 45

Maggie the sea otter showed off her hoop skills recently by demonstrating some slam dunking, spin moves, pump fakes and rim hanging.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hugh’s 1st Volunteer Shift of 2018 | Hugh  

Hugh’s 1st Volunteer Shift of 2018

2018 should be an exciting year. Not only is it the year that the Aquarium of the Pacific will mark its 20th Anniversary in June, it will also mark two decades for me volunteering to help take care of the critters that call the facility home.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sea Lion Mid Air Frisbee Catch | Hugh  

Sea Lion Mid Air Frisbee Catch

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 43

To the audience, it looks like a sea lion imitating a retriever canine catching a frisbee in mid-air. For Harpo the sea lion, it showcases his prey catching abilities.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Hugh’s Favorite Aquarium of the Pacific Video Clips | Hugh  

Hugh’s Favorite Aquarium of the Pacific Video Clips

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 42

I’ve been a husbandry volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific since before it opened nearly 20 years ago. For the past ten years, I’ve produced a blog about my volunteer experiences. Those blogs also featured short videos call Hugh’s Aquarium Views. This week I’d like to share a few of my favorite video clips from my blog.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

An Otter Tradition-Destroying the Holiday Treats Snowman | Hugh  

An Otter Tradition-Destroying the Holiday Treats Snowman

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 42

Building a snowman for the sea otters during the Holiday Treats for the Animals festivities at the Aquarium of the Pacific has been a tradition for the husbandry staff since the early years of the facility. Ollie the sea otter has added her own twist to the tradition.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Deposited Into The Memory Bank | Hugh  

Deposited Into The Memory Bank

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 41

A volunteer at the Aquarium is paid with priceless moments deposited into their memory bank.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Senior Otter Partying Like A Pup | Hugh  

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 40

Charlie, one of the oldest Southern Sea Otters around, showed that despite his age he still likes to party, especially when it involves a pile of ice and ice toys.

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