Thursday, March 16, 2017
Not only have we seen lots of courting and potential mating behavior from our cetaceans, but a few more great sightings of the pacific white-sided dolphins. Our interns have captured photos of fin whales, gray whales, and common dolphins exhibiting courting and mating behaviors.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 27
Charlie the sea otter celebrates his 20th birthday.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Meagan Nadal and Katie Finch—two of the mammalogists who take care of sea lions Parker, Harpo, and Milo, and harbor seals Shelby, Troy, and Ellie—update you about all of the behind-the-scenes work that went into renovations and how the lovable pinnipeds are enjoying their new home.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
In the last 3-5 years we have documented humpback whales during every season of the year. It’s been a little while since we last saw one on our whale watches, and we were pleasantly surprised with how active the whales were during a couple of boat trips.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The water has definitely been exciting in the last few days, we even had another visit by the offshore orca. On Sunday the 12th the 3pm whale watch got a chance to see part of this pod again, though this time they were chasing and possibly hunting a fin whale. Not only is it very difficult for orca to hunt full size fin or blue whales, but the offshore orca typically feed on sharks or rays.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 25
Milo the sea lion gives you a video tour of the newly remodeled Seal and Sea Lion Exhibit.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Back in 2009 Kera first talked about the fluking fin whale spotted in California that has been nicknamed “Flukey.” We just saw her in the area a week ago, and just like she used to Flukey will fluke every time she goes for a dive.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 24
Back in 1998, instead of spending my day watching television or surfing the web, I decided that I would spend my Saturdays volunteering my time helping to take care of the critters at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Ten thousand volunteer hours later I’m still there.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
There have been a lot of great sightings of plenty of species, but it has especially been good for gray whale sightings. We even had the opportunity to see the rare Eastern Tropical Pacific pod of orca!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 23
I first saw the mother otter with her newborn pup last summer in Monterey Bay. Five months later I ran into the same pair again at the same place in the bay.