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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wolf Eel Feeding Session | Hugh

Wolf Eel Feeding Session

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 87

The wolf eel’s face reminds me of the evil henchman of a villain bent on destroying the universe. Surprisingly the wolf eel is actually quite docile and quite lovable.

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Thursday, September 05, 2019

2010 Look Back: The Sounds of an Orphan Baby Otter Named Ollie | Hugh

2010 Look Back: The Sounds of an Orphan Baby Otter Named Ollie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 86

A look back to the sights and sounds of an orphan baby otter named Ollie in 2010.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ollie Being Ollie | Hugh

Ollie Being Ollie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 85

Ollie is the smartest and most entertainingly spontaneous sea otter I’ve ever met. I call her creative behaviors just Ollie being Ollie.

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Timelapse Tour of the Aquarium | Hugh

Timelapse Tour of the Aquarium

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 84

Touring the entire aquarium in under 3 minutes via a timelapse video.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Many Faces of Ollie the Sea Otter | Hugh

The Many Faces of Ollie the Sea Otter

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 83

Training Ollie the sea otter to take selfies to capture her facial expressions.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Avocet Chicks | Hugh

Avocet Chicks

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 82

What looks like an eight-legged shorebird is actually an American Avocet with three chicks underneath her wings. The long legs of the Avocet give an almost spider-like look to the bird when she is sheltering her equally long-legged chicks.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cleaner Wrasse “Clean” a Grouper | Hugh

Cleaner Wrasse “Clean” a Grouper

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 81

In between when I finish preparing the sea otter’s food and the morning staff briefing one of my favorite places to spend that time is in the Tropical Pacific viewing tunnel watching the cleaner wrasse going to work.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Aquarium Staff as Penguin Enrichment | Hugh

Aquarium Staff as Penguin Enrichment

Hugh's Aquarium Views Number 80

So what do you do when the penguins were looking forward to a fun encounter with guests and there is a last minute cancellation? Well, you substitute the Aquarium of the Pacific staff to give the penguins the people enrichment they were looking forward to.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Chloe the Sea Otter Demonstrates Otter Pockets | Hugh

Chloe the Sea Otter Demonstrates Otter Pockets

Hugh Aquarium Views Video Number 79

What do you do when you are a sea otter and you have a big piece of clam in your paws but need to adjust the piece in your mouth that you just bit off? Why you use your otter pocket of course!

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sea Otter’s New Point of View | Hugh

Sea Otter’s New Point of View

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 78

After a meal, all good little sea otters brush their teeth. Ollie the sea otter recently learned how to have her teeth brushed. She also helped me capture a unique point of view while she ate.

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