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Thursday, November 15, 2012

From Blues to Grays | Julien  buttonLink

From Blues to Grays

Well, our blue whale watch has slowly come to an end and gray whale season is officially starting on Friday November 16! The trips will leave daily at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Why I Love the Furball | Hugh  buttonLink

Why I Love the Furball

Top 10 Reasons

Gidget is my favorite sea otter. When I miss my Aquarium volunteer shift due to being out of town on business trips I tend to go through otter withdrawal symptoms from not being around this adorable ball of fur. Why do I have such affection for this member of the Enhydra lutris species? Here are the top ten reasons why I love the Furball.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Monday, November 05, 2012

Where Have the Whales Been? | Kera  buttonLink

Where Have the Whales Been?

And the blogs too?

If you’ve been following the whale watching this summer and fall in Long Beach, you might have heard that the whales weren’t here like in previous years. Although it’s been a slower blue whale year, the dolphins sure have been keeping us entertained. Read on to find out what’s been going on.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle | Hugh  buttonLink

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle

Hugh's Field Notes from the San Gabriel River

Strolling down the river with a sea turtle. A falcon hunts egrets and grebes. Sea lions creatively foraging in the river. A look at some of my field notes from a summer of Green Sea Turtle research at the San Gabriel River.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Come See Betty the Sea Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Come See Betty the Sea Otter

The Princess Otter

Fall’s cool weather has finally arrived in Long Beach and a cool otter has finally arrived. Betty, the baby otter named after Betty White, has been introduced to the older female otters in the main exhibit. She can now be seen daily by Aquarium guests playing with the other otters and scurrying around the exhibit.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Otter Life Lessons | Hugh  buttonLink

Otter Life Lessons

Observations from Otter Space

Sea Otters are super cool animals. Since starting my Adventures in Otter Space with the experience of raising Furball, aka Gidget, the orphaned pup years ago I’ve learned a lot about sea otters. I’ve also learned a lot from them. Here are some Otter Life Lessons to ponder.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It’s Phenomenal Blue Whale Watching!! | Julien  buttonLink

It’s Phenomenal Blue Whale Watching!!

This last month our blues have given us wonderful whale watching experiences! At this current time, they are not being seen as frequently off our coast in Long Beach, but they are still here in Southern California feeding.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, August 30, 2012

HELLO BIXBY! | Hugh  buttonLink

HELLO BIXBY!

A Little Seal in a Big Exhibit

It was nervous time for this marine mammal volunteer as I came in for my Saturday shift. Bixby, the daughter of harbor seals Shelby and Troy, was reintroduced to the seal and sea lion exhibit just a few days earlier.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Penguins | Volunteering

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Images of Summer at the Aquarium | Hugh  buttonLink

Images of Summer at the Aquarium

The Critters of Summer

As we enter the Dog Days Of Summer I’d like to share a few images of some of the critters at the Aquarium of the Pacific. From a pair of Sea Otters enjoying snowballs made of ice to a young Harbor Seal floating weightless just under the surface of the water there are many images that say its summertime for these Critters of Summer.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Whale Watching

Friday, July 27, 2012

Where Are The Blue Whales?!? HERE! | Kera  buttonLink

Where Are The Blue Whales?!? HERE!

This year has had a little bit of a slow start with the blue whales. Normally June is when they start to trickle in and by mid-July our sightings have increased. This year has been a little different. The blue whales moved around California before stopping off here in Long Beach, but now they’re here! And not just a couple! Read on to find out what our last week has been like.

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