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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GALUMPHING: How Seals Move On Land | Hugh  buttonLink

GALUMPHING: How Seals Move On Land

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 33

If you have ever attended a Seals & Sea Lions show at the Aquarium of the Pacific you’ve probably heard the term galumphing as a description of how a harbor seal moves on land. In this week’s video I thought I’d give everyone a close up, slow motion view of what the term is describing.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sea Turtle Photo Identification Results | Hugh  buttonLink

Sea Turtle Photo Identification Results

Hugh's Aquarium Views Number 31

Since 2008 when the Aquarium’s vet, Dr. Lance Adams, first introduced us to the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River, my wife Pam and I have been taking field notes and photos of these unexpected urban residents. The photos were used in a photo identification study project led by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The results were presented this year as a scientific poster at the International Sea Turtle Symposium, a gathering of sea turtle scientists and researchers from around the world.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Invertebrates | Mammals | Penguins | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1 Second Every Saturday | Hugh  buttonLink

1 Second Every Saturday

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 30

So what is it like volunteering every Saturday with the critters at the Aquarium of the Pacific? Well here’s a year’s worth of 1 second video moments of my volunteer shifts in under 60 seconds.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Seal Selfie Training | Hugh  buttonLink

Seal Selfie Training

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 29

The early stages of training a harbor seal to take a selfie.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Admiral Fancy Pants | Hugh  buttonLink

Admiral Fancy Pants

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 28

Can you guess the name of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s newest penguin? Here are a couple of hints. He looks well dressed in his natural tuxedo. And when he comes aboard the exhibit the rest of the penguins line up for inspection like sailors on a Navy ship. He is…Admiral Fancy Pants.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Charlie the Sea Otter’s 20th Birthday | Hugh  buttonLink

Charlie the Sea Otter’s 20th Birthday

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 27

Charlie the sea otter celebrates his 20th birthday.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Penguin Grotto | Hugh  buttonLink

Penguin Grotto

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 26

The Penguin Grotto. A comfy and cozy place to experience the penguins.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Turtles | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ten Thousand Volunteer Hours Later… | Hugh  buttonLink

Ten Thousand Volunteer Hours Later…

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 24

Back in 1998, instead of spending my day watching television or surfing the web, I decided that I would spend my Saturdays volunteering my time helping to take care of the critters at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Ten thousand volunteer hours later I’m still there.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wild Newborn Otter Pup-Five Months Later | Hugh  buttonLink

Wild Newborn Otter Pup-Five Months Later

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 23

I first saw the mother otter with her newborn pup last summer in Monterey Bay. Five months later I ran into the same pair again at the same place in the bay.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Milo’s Year Of The Sea Lion Selfie Stick | Hugh  buttonLink

Milo’s Year Of The Sea Lion Selfie Stick

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 22

A look back to Milo’s Year of the Sea Lion Selfie Stick via a compilation on his selfie videos from 2016.

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