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Thursday, May 10, 2012

IT’S A GIRL!  Newborn Harbor Seal Pup | Hugh  buttonLink

IT’S A GIRL!  Newborn Harbor Seal Pup

Shelby the harbor seal gives birth

When I first started as a marine mammal volunteer at the Aquarium a few weeks before its grand opening in 1998, a young female harbor seal named Shelby was one of the first animals I was introduced to. I had the joy of spending the next fourteen years watching her grow up to become a beautiful adult seal. A couple of weeks ago, just a few days after her sweet sixteen birthday, Shelby the harbor seal gave birth to a bouncing baby seal!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Otter 581 | Hugh  buttonLink

Otter 581

Another orphan baby sea otter finds a home in Long Beach

Not yet named but temporarily known by her case number, Otter 581 arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific a few weeks ago. In this week’s blog I’d like to share a few images of her during her first full day at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 05, 2012

You Know It’s Springtime on the Water When… | Kera  buttonLink

You Know It’s Springtime on the Water When…

Springtime is always an interesting time on the whale watching boats. It can be some of the most active months. For example, it’s getting to the end of gray whale season, this is a time when some humpbacks move through the area, and some of the first blue whales typically show up. Read on to find out how much of this we’ve seen so far!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sea Lions in the Rain | Hugh  buttonLink

Sea Lions in the Rain

No matter how exhausting my work week may have been I always find myself revitalized by my Saturday volunteer shift at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Spending time with the critters there always fills me with energy and joy, even in the pouring rain.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

The Babies Will Be Here Soon! | Kera  buttonLink

The Babies Will Be Here Soon!

Although we’re getting later into the season for gray whale watching, it looks like there’s going to be quite a bit more to see! Read on to find out what we’re hoping to see in the upcoming weeks!

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

The First Blue Whales are Right on Time! | Kera  buttonLink

The First Blue Whales are Right on Time!

And that't not the only exciting news

Since I’ve been out on the water and working with the Aquarium of the Pacific, one thing that I’ve noticed about blue whales is that the first time we seem them is right around the end of winter/early spring. This year it seems they’re right on time!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Penguins | Volunteering

Thursday, March 01, 2012

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Aquarium Comics

The Aquarium's Critters Starring in their Own Comics

A few more comics featuring some of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s critters to help brighten your week.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Welcome to “Olliewood” - The Comic | Hugh  buttonLink

Welcome to “Olliewood” - The Comic

Ollie the comic book star.

As a special treat this week I am sharing a few panels from a just-for-fun unofficial comic book starring the Aquarium’s adorable young sea otter Ollie.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

One Heck of a Gray Whale Migration! | Kera  buttonLink

One Heck of a Gray Whale Migration!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a blog, but it’s not because there was a lack of stuff going on! I just happened to be on vacation. Now that I’m back I can’t wait to share all the news from the last few weeks. Read on to hear about a Western Pacific gray whale that decided to join our gray whales, as well as even more orcas!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hugh’s Aquarium Animal Cast Of Characters: Part One | Hugh  buttonLink

Hugh’s Aquarium Animal Cast Of Characters: Part One

A list of the critters I spend my Saturdays with

This week I’d like to share with everyone a list of the wonderful cast of animal characters that I’ll be working around on Saturdays during my volunteer shift at the Aquarium of the Pacific in 2012. We’ll start with the marine mammals.

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