Thursday, September 01, 2011
Milo the sea lion received a new toy last weekend. His old low resolution video camera on his “sea lion-cam” rig has now been replaced with a new high definition video camera. Our aquatic photographer took it out for a test dive last Saturday. This week’s blog features the video shot by Milo while he and I tried out the camera for the first time.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Most of you have probably read about or seen our two Arctic fox kits at the Molina Animal Care Center. But we also have baby diving birds, newly hatched fish, and even a baby zebra shark at the Aquarium right now.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Need a cute fix this summer? Come on out to the Aquarium of the Pacific and check out Ollie the sea otter pup! The adorable ball of fur is now part of the Sea Otter Exhibit!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It was the moment that I had been looking forward to for months. Little Orphan Ollie would finally meet the first sea otter that I’d ever help raise as a pup. The anticipation of the meeting stirred a bit of exultation and a little bit of anxiousness. What would happen when Ollie would finally meet the critter that I nicknamed the Furball?
Thursday, May 26, 2011
What does a trainer do if they accidentally drop something into the otter exhibit? Or if it’s the end of the day and time to put the sea lion toys away? Does he or she don a wetsuit to retrieve the items personally from the water or find a long pole net to try to scoop them up? Well fortunately they don’t have to do either. One of the more practical behaviors that we train our sea lions and otters to do at the Aquarium of the Pacific is to retrieve objects from their exhibit.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
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.