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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Arts | Enrichment | Volunteering

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The “Finger”-Painting Octopus | Dominique  buttonLink

The “Finger”-Painting Octopus

Part 2

Part 2 of my adventures in building an enrichment object that would allow our giant Pacific octopus, Gunda, to paint.

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Arts | Enrichment

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The “Finger”-Painting Octopus | Dominique  buttonLink

The “Finger”-Painting Octopus

Part 1

Many of you have seen the seals and sea lions painting as an enrichment activity. Some zoos and aquariums even have elephants, giraffes and rhinos paint. If these smart mammals can do it, why can’t our octopus, the smartest invertebrate at the Aquarium? We decided to give our giant Pacific octopus, Gunda, the chance to try.

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Fish | Invertebrates

Monday, March 21, 2011

On the Road with the Husbandry Team | Claire  buttonLink

On the Road with the Husbandry Team

This past fall members of the Aquarium’s husbandry department traveled to Alaska to gather knowledge and animal specimens for the Aquarium’s new exhibit set to open in May 2011, Arctic & Antarctic: Our Polar Regions in Peril.

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Education | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Invertebrates | Mammals | Reptiles | Turtles

Monday, June 29, 2009

“Where Can I Get One of Those?” | Staci  buttonLink

“Where Can I Get One of Those?”

Working with the Program Animals gives me the opportunity to introduce our guests to a variety of really cool animals including birds, reptiles, and terrestrial mammals.  Some of these types of animals - like Lola the sulfur crested cockatoo, Matches the bearded dragon, and Iggy the green iguana - are commonly kept as pets.  I get approached by guests all the time asking where they could acquire such a pet, or telling me about the pets they already have.  While I’m very happy there are folks out there interested in caring for animals, there are many things to take into consideration before you take on the responsibility of keeping any animal as a pet.  Knowing a lot about the animal you intend to bring home is essential, as is taking care of the unique needs of your pet!

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Volunteering | Invertebrates

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Keeping Busy During The Long Beach Grand Prix | Chris  buttonLink

Keeping Busy During The Long Beach Grand Prix

Even when the Aquarium of the Pacific is closed to the public for the hubbub of the Long Beach Grand Prix, the work inside continues. In fact, for some of us the work INCREASES, because we have the opportunity to do some bigger projects that we can’t do during regular working days.

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Top 10 Ocean Issues | Invertebrates

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Coral reefs can be saved by reducing, reusing, recycling … and rethinking! | Josie  buttonLink

Coral reefs can be saved by reducing, reusing, recycling … and rethinking!

One of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s top ten ocean issues highlighted in its Tenth Anniversary Year theme of “Ocean on the Edge” involves the dying off, or bleaching, of the world’s coral reefs. Here’s a look at what is happening and some of the things we can do to help slow or even reverse the problem.

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Volunteering | Invertebrates

Friday, May 30, 2008

Would you like soup with that? | David  buttonLink

Would you like soup with that?

In this entry, I am going to share with you some of the things I learned about live foods and their upkeep.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Fish | Invertebrates | Mammals

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ODE TO A BOX OF SQUID | Hugh  buttonLink

ODE TO A BOX OF SQUID

“Calamari in my hand—-
Fancy name bestowed by man.
Kids will eat it with a bib—-
To a seal it’s just a squid.”

The story of Loligo opalescens—-aka Calamari or Market Squid

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Invertebrates

Friday, January 11, 2008

Live Coral | David  buttonLink

Live Coral

Every public aquarium must have a live coral exhibit because that is the epitome of aquaria. Nothing is more beautiful or more difficult to maintain than a coral reef aquarium. Thanks to Amy I was able to find out about the upkeep of the live coral exhibit.

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Volunteering | Birds | Invertebrates | Sharks

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Day Full of New and Unusual Experiences | Brittany  buttonLink

A Day Full of New and Unusual Experiences

The Aquarium got a visit from some cool (literally) birds as I fed some bat rays and collected plankton straight from the ocean! This doesn’t happen much at all, so I was quite excited.

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