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Thursday, December 14, 2017

An Otter Tradition-Destroying the Holiday Treats Snowman | Hugh  

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, December 07, 2017

Beautiful Humpback Whales In The Area | James S.  

Beautiful Humpback Whales In The Area

It’s been amazing observing over 8 humpback whales over the past couple of weeks. We’ve also seen tons of dolphins, a few fin whales, and even briefly a blue whale! No pictures of the blue unfortunately, but check out all the amazing humpbacks and see how many you can tell are different.

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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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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Migration is Name of the Game | James S.  

Migration is Name of the Game

In the past couple of weeks we have had the amazing opportunity to see fin whales, one of whom was lunge feeding, along with common, bottlenose, and Risso’s dolphins. But the amazing part is that we’ve seen so many different humpbacks

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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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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Fin Whale Fun! | James S.  

Fin Whale Fun!

It’s been a lot more exciting on the water lately, we’ve had a lot of fin whale sightings, humpbacks, bottlenose dolphins, tons of common dolphins, and even a shark! Plus we spotted our first official gray whale of the season.

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Seal With Abilities Beyond Her Disabilities Still Having Fun | Hugh  

The Seal With Abilities Beyond Her Disabilities Still Having Fun

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 39

Ellie the Harbor Seal still having fun playing fetch with the staff despite being vision impaired.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

So Much Wildlife! | James S.  

So Much Wildlife!

We’ve had some exciting days on the water the past month. I’m sure many folks saw in the news the report about the orca sighting, we’ve also had Risso’s dolphin sightings, the pleasant surprise of multiple minke whale sightings, and lots of common and bottlenose dolphins. There were even a couple of sightings of blue whales around the beginning of the month.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Charlie the Sea Otter and the Target Pole | Hugh  

Charlie the Sea Otter and the Target Pole

Hugh's Aquarium View Video Number 38

With our senior citizen sea otter a target pole can be a quite comforting focus point during a training session.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Minke Whales and More! | James S.  

Minke Whales and More!

We’ve had a great couple weeks of sightings and even had some great minke whale sightings. Normally we call them “stinky minkes” because of their elusive behavior. But these past few sightings have shown our guests how beautiful they can be.

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