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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Reflections of a Seal Pup | Dominique  buttonLink

Reflections of a Seal Pup

What will a seal or sea lion do when they see themselves in a mirror? Do they know they’re looking at themselves? Do they think they’ve met another animal? Enrichment Intern AnnMarie presented our seals and sea lions with their reflections to see how they would respond.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, February 13, 2014

What Would You Like The Otter To Do Instead? | Hugh  buttonLink

What Would You Like The Otter To Do Instead?

How to use positive reinforcement training to stop an undesirable behavior.

Positive reinforcement training is a wonderful way of getting animals to do desired behaviors. But what if you want to stop an undesirable behavior?

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Breachers! | Julien  buttonLink

Breachers!

As we conclude the first month of 2014, we can truly say that it has been a fantastic month of whale watching! January has been the peak month where many of the southbound whales have been sighted. As mentioned in earlier blogs, we have had record breaking numbers of southbound sightings!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Many Faces of Brook the Sea Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

The Many Faces of Brook the Sea Otter

An anthropomorphic look at the expressions of a sea otter

You would think with such a furry face that she wouldn’t be able to display many emotions. However, over the years Brook the sea otter has shown me that her repertoire of facial expressions exceeds that of even the best Oscar-winning actress! This week we’ll take a look at the many faces of Brook the sea otter.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Killer Start to 2014…Again! | Julien  buttonLink

A Killer Start to 2014…Again!

Happy New Year, Whale Fans!

The first day of the new year started off with another sighting of the Bigg’s killer whales! Like clockwork, these beautiful whales graced us with their presence yet again on New Year’s Day. This will be the third consecutive year they have been sighted on our whale watches on this exact day. Read on to learn more about our black and white whale friends and much more!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Which Otter is That? | Hugh  buttonLink

Which Otter is That?

How to tell the Aquarium's otters apart

It was a simple question that a guest asked me recently. How do you tell the otters apart?

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Reptiles | Volunteering

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Spending Christmas Day with the Critters | Hugh  buttonLink

Spending Christmas Day with the Critters

While many were enjoying Christmas opening gifts and sipping eggnog, a dedicated group of staff members and volunteers spent the day caring for the critters of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Return of the Sperm Whale and the Killer Whales! | Julien  buttonLink

The Return of the Sperm Whale and the Killer Whales!

As we come to the end of another year, we are sure not ending our whale sightings! This is just the beginning!

Check out some amazing photos from our recent trips and even some of my personal videos!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hugh’s Look Back at 2013 | Hugh  buttonLink

Hugh’s Look Back at 2013

Aquarium of the Pacific Highlights From 2013

There were a lot of neat things happening with sea otters, seals, sea lions and penguins in 2013. Lets look back at some of them.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Most Epic Week of Sightings…Ever! | Julien  buttonLink

The Most Epic Week of Sightings…Ever!

Killer whales, humpbacks, grays, a sperm whale and more!!!

The end of November through the beginning of December 2013 will go down in infamy as one of the most epic weeks of sightings ever! It was a true cornucopia of whale species and a lifetime of memories for the guests on board. Check out our photos!

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