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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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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

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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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Hooray for “Olliewood” | Hugh  buttonLink

Hooray for “Olliewood”

A sea otter's personal playground

It may be called the BP Sea Otter Exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific but to one particular free spirited sea otter it’s her own personal playground that I like to call “Olliewood”. This month marks Ollie the sea otter’s fourth year at the Aquarium.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Volunteering

Thursday, September 25, 2014

From Chips to Brays | Hugh  buttonLink

From Chips to Brays

A Penguin Chick's Voice Change

Check out the awkward penguin moment when a chick’s cute chirps starts turning into the harsher adult penguin guttural brays.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Volunteering

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Avery the Penguin’s Chick | Hugh  buttonLink

Avery the Penguin’s Chick

My favorite penguin from Brazil has a daughter

Avery was the first penguin I ever got to know personally. This year my favorite Magellanic Penguin, along with his mate Kate, has sired their first chick. And she’s a cutie!

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