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Thursday, May 20, 2010

ADVENTURES IN OTTER SPACE PART ONE | Hugh  buttonLink

ADVENTURES IN OTTER SPACE  PART ONE

My adventures in “Otter Space” with an orphan baby sea otter including a way too cute video blog of my first week with the little furball.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

There’s More Than Just Blue Whales Around the Corner | Kera  buttonLink

There’s More Than Just Blue Whales Around the Corner

And we can see them now!

Besides blue whale season being right around the corner, there’s also another treat in store for us that goes right along with the whales. That treat is the offshore bottlenose dolphins. Although we see dolphins all year long, we tend to see more of the offshore bottlenose during our Dolphin and Sea Life cruises and as we head off shore to find the blues. Read on to find out what they do that is so special!

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

SEA LIONS BLOWING RASPBERRIES AND OTHER FUN BEHAVIORS | Hugh  buttonLink

SEA LIONS BLOWING RASPBERRIES AND OTHER FUN BEHAVIORS

This week’s blog is about some of the fun behaviors you see our animals doing during a presentation and how these same behaviors have their practical side in caring for them.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

As Gray Whale Season Ends, Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Begins | Kera  buttonLink

As Gray Whale Season Ends, Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Begins

But that doesn't mean we won't see whales

As the gray whale season winds down, we’ll be making the switch over to Dolphin and Sea Life Cruise starting May 1. Just because we’re not officially doing a “whale watch” doesn’t mean we won’t see any whales. I’ve seen some of the most amazing whales during the Dolphin and Sea Life cruises! Read on to find out what might be in store.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Scuba Diver Tender and Sea Lion Yard Duty—My Day at the Races | Hugh  buttonLink

Scuba Diver Tender and Sea Lion Yard Duty—My Day at the Races

For the thousands of Long Beach Grand Prix race fans, Saturday was filled with celebrities, exciting car crashes, and every type of food you could possibly want. For me just next door in the Aquarium, the day was filled with tending to scuba divers and chaperoning sea lions.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blue Whale Scouting is in Session | Kera  buttonLink

Blue Whale Scouting is in Session

Just last week we had our very first blue whale sighting for the season! It was almost a year ago exactly that we saw our first blue last year. Typically the blue whales don’t really get here until the summer time. So what is this one blue doing here? Read on to find out what we think.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

MY, HOW PARKER THE SEA LION HAS GROWN! | Hugh  buttonLink

MY, HOW PARKER THE SEA LION HAS GROWN!

I first met Parker when he came to the Aquarium of the Pacific way back in 2003. Back then he was a playful little sea lion pup. My, how that sea lion has grown!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Dolphin’s Squeak is Like a Baby’s First Words! | Kera  buttonLink

A Dolphin’s Squeak is Like a Baby’s First Words!

Dolphins are a very vocal species that can be found off of the coast of Long Beach on a regular basis. There are a variety of species that inhabit these waters pretty much all year long. Just recently, the Aquarium of the Pacific was lucky enough to partner with some researchers at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego to help us get even closer to the dolphins than before. Read on to find out how!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Not Glamorous but Necessary-Scrubbing and Cleaning the Exhibits | Hugh  buttonLink

Not Glamorous but Necessary-Scrubbing and Cleaning the Exhibits

It’s not the most glamorous and exciting side of working with the marine mammals and other critters at the Aquarium of the Pacific but it is a necessary part. The cleaning of the exhibits and holding areas is just as important to the well-being of the animals as is their feeding and health care.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

DARTH OTTER | Hugh  buttonLink

DARTH OTTER

A LONG TIME AGO…IN AN AQUARIUM NOT SO FAR AWAY…

This week I’d like to share a video that showcases the acting abilities of one of the sea otters at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Check out Brook the sea otter as DARTH OTTER!

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