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Thursday, May 19, 2011

We Get to Play “Blue Whale Guess Who” This Summer | Kera  buttonLink

We Get to Play “Blue Whale Guess Who” This Summer

The summer interns have arrived! The next few weeks will be full of trainings so we can get them ready for this upcoming blue whale season. After spending some time with Cascadia researchers, we’ve amped up this year’s data collection and can’t wait to get out there and share the results. Read on to find out what we’re doing that’s going to yield some exciting news in the upcoming months!

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Are Starting with a Bang! | Kera  buttonLink

Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Are Starting with a Bang!

As of May 1, gray whale season has officially ended, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on in the water. Read on to find out what fun, active, dolphins we’ve been watching.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Thursday, April 28, 2011

BABY OTTERS DON’T EAT HOT DOGS! | Hugh  buttonLink

BABY OTTERS DON’T EAT HOT DOGS!

Observations of a Mother Otter and Her Pup in Monterey Harbor

A heartwarming story of a wild sea otter mom and her possibly adopted pup as she teaches it what it should and shouldn’t eat in Monterey Harbor.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gray Whale Sightings are Still Holding Strong as the Season Winds Down | Kera  buttonLink

Gray Whale Sightings are Still Holding Strong as the Season Winds Down

If you’ve been following the gray whales this year you know that this has been one of the best years we’ve had. As the official gray whale seasons comes to an end at the end of the month, the numbers are still holding strong.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

An Exciting Encounter with a Ninja Whale | Kera  buttonLink

An Exciting Encounter with a Ninja Whale

And breaching baby humpback whales too!

One of the nicknames we have for the minke whales are ninja whales. They’re the whale that pops up once and then disappears. Just last week we had a minke whale come up to the boat and it was far from acting like a ninja. Read on to find out what happened.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

OLLIE THE SEA OTTER GETS A ROLE MODEL | Hugh  buttonLink

OLLIE THE SEA OTTER GETS A ROLE MODEL

When Ollie was introduced to Brook a few weeks ago the goal was to gradually accustom the little critter to other sea otters. Brook, being the senior female of the exhibit, is also turning out to be an excellent role model for the younger otter. Check out the images of the two otters together.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Looks like the Cow/Calf Pairs Are Late for Dinner! | Kera  buttonLink

Looks like the Cow/Calf Pairs Are Late for Dinner!

Normally by this time in the season we’re seeing a good amount of cow/calf pairs of gray whales passing by us in Long Beach. This year it seems like they’re a little behind, but the singles and juveniles are still giving us a good show!

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Video | Volunteering | Mammals

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ollie the Otter Video Snippets | Hugh  buttonLink

Ollie the Otter Video Snippets

This week I’d like to share a few recent video snippets of Ollie the Sea Otter as she grows up at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gray Whales, Blue Whales, and Even Sperm Whales! | Kera  buttonLink

Gray Whales, Blue Whales, and Even Sperm Whales!

All within 2 weeks!

What an exciting week this has been! Last week the first blue whale of the season was spotted, we’ve had numerous sightings of gray whales, and then yesterday we saw 14 sperm whales hanging out at the surface! I don’t think there could be a better week of whale watching!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ollie the Otter’s Schooling Continues | Hugh  buttonLink

Ollie the Otter’s Schooling Continues

Ollie the sea otter is progressing nicely in her school work at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Her training continues with husbandry behaviors designed to help in her care and well-being. This week’s blogs includes images of Ollie in class.

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