Thursday, July 11, 2019
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.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
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.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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!
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Hugh Aquarium Views Video Number 77
It’s started long ago. In an Aquarium not so far away. Sea Otters wielding laser swords as part of a parody video. Years later the penguins have their day.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
High school students travel to international locations to get a firsthand look at biodiversity and conservation
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 75
Aviculturist Sara talks about what the Aquarium’s penguins are up to after their migration season.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 74
Nearly everyone has a “Happy Place” that they can dream about. My happy place dreams tend to have a lot of otters and other critters in it. In this week’s Hugh’s Aquarium Views video, I try to visually interpret and share some those happy place dreams.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 72
Retrievals act as both a physical exercise behavior that helps keep our critters fit, and is also a fun activity that is mentally stimulating for the animal. It’s also fun for the staff!