Thursday, July 13, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 34
While Harpo the sea lion takes selfies for fun, Shelby the harbor seal has a more important purpose for her selfie. Her purpose is for a porpoise. The critically endangered Vaquita.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 29
The early stages of training a harbor seal to take a selfie.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 27
Charlie the sea otter celebrates his 20th birthday.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 26
The Penguin Grotto. A comfy and cozy place to experience the penguins.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
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.