Thursday, August 17, 2017
Hello whale watch friends! It’s been a little quiet for blue whales, but we’ve seen some amazing stuff on the water. Chief the humpback whale has been in town for the past few days, we spotted Bryde’s whales, minke whales, tons of birds feeding, thousands of dolphins, and even a scalloped hammerhead shark!
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 35
It’s a great tip that saves money and helps the environment so Harpo the sea lion and I decided to get the word out about the Aquarium of the Pacific’s water bottle filling stations.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
It’s been a little quieter out on the water than we would have expected, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t seen any cetaceans. There have been some sightings of humpbacks and lots of dolphins hanging around the area. Even a rare sighting of a sei whale!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Hello everyone! It’s been a lovely couple of weeks on the water. There have been sightings of our seasonal blue whales, the fin whales, a lot of sightings of humpback whales, and 2 sightings of the Risso’s dolphins. I hope you’ve been out on the water with us, but if not you can catch up with the blog today.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 34
While Harpo the sea lion takes selfies for fun, Shelby the harbor seal has a more important purpose for her selfie. Her purpose is for a porpoise. The critically endangered Vaquita.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Hello everyone! It’s been a great couple of weeks on the water, and I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day. There have been a lot of sightings of fin and blue whales. The blue whale season is in full swing, our whale watch times have shifted to 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every day. July and August are the months where we have the highest numbers of sightings historically.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Blue whale season is almost in full swing. They come to Southern California in the summer to feed. There are numerous areas along the west coast of the U.S. and Canada that are summer feeding grounds for this species.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 33
If you have ever attended a Seals & Sea Lions show at the Aquarium of the Pacific you’ve probably heard the term galumphing as a description of how a harbor seal moves on land. In this week’s video I thought I’d give everyone a close up, slow motion view of what the term is describing.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
There has been a great amount of variety on the water recently, we even had a visit by the friendly CA51 pod of orca! These are a transient subtype of orca that predominantly feed on mammals. It was a rare treat to see this family again, and they are very boat friendly as you can see from the pictures.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Number 32
Ollie is the must rambunctious and clever sea otter I’ve ever met. Case in point is how she taught herself how to make a snowball.