Thursday, April 28, 2016
I love the scientific name of these whales; Pseudorca, because it sounds like they are just phony killer whale or faux-orca. In fact, the only reason they are named ‘false’ killer whales is because their skulls resemble those of a killer whale and it has nothing to do with their actual physical likeness. Anyways, we were VERY fortunate to come across these gentle toothed whales during one of our whale watching tours last week and those on board had a once in a lifetime opportunity to see them in the wild.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Darth Otter: Revisited
Brook is not only one of the oldest females Southern Sea Otters in North America, she also has a unique ability that sets her apart from other sea otters. The ability to stand almost human-like.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
You would think that we would be seeing a whole bunch of northbound gray whales at this point heading back to Alaska after their Winter vacation in Baja, but, our local fin whales have been out and about and feeding! Multiple fins a day are being sighted and thrilling guests by their massive size and their feeding behaviors.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 7
Come along on a sea lion’s wild ride through the water. In this week’s Hugh’s Aquarium Views video and the still images with this blog Milo the sea lion and his camera ring will take you along as he porpoises and breaches through his watery realm.
Monday, March 28, 2016
What is a basking shark? It’s basically ones of the coolest kinds of sharks and we never really get to see them! We had one a few years ago appear during a whale watch, but this Easter, we got a another sharky surprise! Not only was the shark seen on one whale watch trip during Easter Sunday, but, two trips that day!
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 6
Sea Lions are very social animals so the next thing Milo and I are working on is taking group shots using the sea lion selfie stick. Check out the video of our early attempts.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium View Video Number 5
The last guests have left. The doors are closed and the sea lions are bedding down for the night. But before they fall asleep Milo calls out and receives a reply from their Aquarium neighbors, the penguins.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium View Video Number 4
Whenever I need a laugh and smile I make sure to spend time with Harpo the sea lion.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
With the presence of so many gray whales this time of year, we are bound to witness some interesting behaviors. As mentioned in the last several blogs, we have been seeing some breaching and rolling behavior which is often time interpreted as courting or playful behavior. In the last couple of weeks, with the influx of so many small groups of whales, playful whales have been spotted frequently.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 3
So I made a selfie stick for the sea lions. The latest Hugh’s Aquarium Views video has Milo the sea lion taking you on a wild ride through the pinniped exhibit.