Thursday, September 22, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video number 16
Six years have passed since “Little Orphan Ollie” first came to the Aquarium of the Pacific and I again became an Otter Pop to a precocious little sea otter pup.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 15
You see plenty of examples of animals photobombing people taking selfies so I thought I’d turn the tables on one particular animal.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 14
Who knew a sea lion could have so much fun taking a selfie?
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Betty and Chloe Hugh's Aquarium Views 10
These sea otter youngsters were born less than a year apart. They weigh about the same and have the same coat coloration. They look like identical twins. It’s actually pretty difficult at times telling Betty and Chloe apart. So how do the folks that work with them know who is who?
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video number 12
It looks a campy alien monster out of a 1960s Irwin Allen sci-fi TV show. It’s tentacle-like arms curling in and out to ambush unsuspecting prey. The eerily pulsating membrane of its body announces that its poor victims are being devoured. Yet it’s not science fiction. It’s a creature called a basket star and you can see it in person at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video 11
If ever an animal’s name matched its personality it’s Harpo the sea lion. Harpo has a way of channeling his inner Marx Brother and stamping his own unique style to everything he does. Case in point is how he decided to use the sea lion selfie stick.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Parker and his old toy ball
I remember Parker when he was a little pup running between my legs chasing his favorite blue ball. That little pup is now huge topping out this year at 810 pounds.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The June Keyes Penguin Habitat's Under-look-Hugh Aquarium Views Number 9
It’s one of the most relaxing and meditative places in the aquarium. The penguin under-look at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat allows you to become immersed amongst swimming penguins.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 8
Because they are so accessible to the local folks of Long Beach and the surrounding area I like to refer to the green sea turtles that colonize the San Gabriel River as Urban Sea Turtles.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Darth Otter: Revisited
Brook is not only one of the oldest females Southern Sea Otters in North America, she also has a unique ability that sets her apart from other sea otters. The ability to stand almost human-like.