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Thursday, March 26, 2015

To Hold a Shark Close | Hugh  buttonLink

To Hold a Shark Close

A Hugh Haiku:
“Grand Shark in my Arms.
You’re more Disney than Shark Week
Sharks are Friends not Foes.”

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Volunteering

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal | Hugh  buttonLink

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal

Ellie, although vision-impaired, shows why she is an inspirational seal with abilities beyond her disabilities.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter

Preparing the Sea Otter's Daily Diet

A sea otter’s daily diet being prepared like a fine sea food restaurant chef would.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, February 12, 2015

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles | Hugh  buttonLink

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles

Since 2008 the Aquarium of the Pacific has been collecting observational data on the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River. The northern most colony of green sea turtles in the world. Here are 10 things you need to know about these unexpected residents.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Sharks | Volunteering

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Who Knew You Could Cuddle a Shark? | Hugh  buttonLink

Who Knew You Could Cuddle a Shark?

Shark Training with Senior Aquarist Nicky and Fern the Zebra Shark

To a lot of people being in the water with a large shark conjures up the sounds of the JAWS theme in their minds. However if you’re in the water with Fern the Zebra Shark it’s more likely to conjure up the song “You got a friend in me.”

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

Thursday, January 01, 2015

My Aquarium Year In Pictures | Hugh  buttonLink

My Aquarium Year In Pictures

An Aquarium of the Pacific Volunteer's 2014 Photo Album

As we head into the New Year I thought we’d take a look back in pictures; this is a husbandry volunteer’s 2014 at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Do You Want to Build A Snowman… for the Sea Otters? | Hugh  buttonLink

Do You Want to Build A Snowman… for the Sea Otters?

A decade-long tradition continues. Building a snowman for the sea otters at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Sea Lions Versus Seals | Hugh  buttonLink

Sea Lions Versus Seals

A tongue in cheek look at the differences

What’s the difference between a seal and a sea lion? Well a sea lion’s selfie would include all his buddies in the picture while a seal’s selfie would be just of itself. A tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between the two pinniped species.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lorikeet Feeding Frenzy Time Lapse | Hugh  buttonLink

Lorikeet Feeding Frenzy Time Lapse

Just when you thought it was safe for apples to go back up onto trees. A time-lapse of lorikeets devouring apples and pears in Lorikeet Forest.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Otter Party Time-lapse | Hugh  buttonLink

Otter Party Time-lapse

Using piles of ice and treats filled toys the sea otters of the Aquarium of the Pacific are given a frozen enrichment landscape in which to party in. And they do party!  Check out the time-lapse video of their playtime.

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