Thursday, October 13, 2016
Mostly we see orcas during the winter and spring, but every once in a while they show up at random times of the year. There have been a number of instances where the captains on the Harbor Breeze cruises hear from others that they have spotted orcas, but it’s just too far for us to try and get to that area.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 17
The staff refers to a day where a sea otter gets a pool of water and a tub of ice to themselves as a Spa Day. Check out the video of Charlie’s Spa Day.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Vaquita porpoises, at 5 feet long, are the smallest-known species of whale. They inhabit a small region in the northern Gulf of California and are at severe risk of going extinct.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Hello everyone! It’s been a great time out in our local waters this month so far. The ocean breeze is amazing when you want to get away from the inland heat. Our sightings for the past couple weeks have been pretty varied, we’ve seen a few blue whales, followed the same two humpbacks for days, and are welcoming our new set of whale ID interns.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video number 16
Six years have passed since “Little Orphan Ollie” first came to the Aquarium of the Pacific and I again became an Otter Pop to a precocious little sea otter pup.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 15
You see plenty of examples of animals photobombing people taking selfies so I thought I’d turn the tables on one particular animal.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
On one of our recent whale watches our staff were able to observe a curious behavior from a blue whale spotted near the boat. At first glance it would appear to look like potential bubble net behavior.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 14
Who knew a sea lion could have so much fun taking a selfie?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Senior Mammologist Josh Hestermann recently traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to participate in its Sea Otter Program.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Hi, whale fans! As I write this, I am thinking about all the amazing blog posts and photos and stories I have written about these last few years. Alas, this will be my last blog post, since I am growing a human, and she will be arriving very soon! But, I wanted to go out with a bang! So, I am finally going to reveal what my personal research has been about in my master’s program in Informal Science Education at Cal State Long Beach: balloons! More on this, and breaching baby blue whales and current sighting updates!