Thursday, January 03, 2008
Going on a whale watching trip with the aquarium? Want to know what you might see? Worried about seasickness? Here are some tips from an avid whale watcher.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
There are only a few days out of the year where the Aquarium of the Pacific is closed to the public. One of them is Christmas day. However, like working on a farm, people who care for animals can’t all take the whole day off because the fishes, mammals and birds still need to be fed and tended to, so on Christmas day there will be a small cadre of husbandry staff spending the holiday with the critters.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
The internationally renowned Charlie the otter, Brook the light-saber wielding otter, and Summer the whiny otter— our famous otters.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Four years ago this week, the Aquarium of the Pacific had a little known part in the attempted rescue of a fin whale calf that stranded on a beach in Orange County back in the fall of 2003. This is the story of that rescue attempt as seen from my perspective in the surf with the whale.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The aquatic equivalent of a Golden Retriever, Parker the California sea lion always tries so hard to please—leaving Aquarium staff and guests many enjoyable “Parker Moments” to remember.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
An American Avocet is introduced to the Shorebird Sanctuary Exhibit and a injured wild Snowy Egret undergoes rehabilitation at the Aquarium.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
From orphaned pup to aquatic star; The story of Miller the sea lion.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A small kangaroo-like critter helps a husbandry volunteer celebrate his birthday.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
A wild Western gull chooses the Aquarium’s seal and sea lion exhibit to raise his young.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
A blind harbor seal regains her ability to retrieve objects tossed into the exhibit and in doing so teaches her trainer not to underestimate those with a perceived disability.