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Animal Updates | Mammals | Reptiles | Volunteering

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Spending Christmas Day with the Critters | Hugh  buttonLink

Spending Christmas Day with the Critters

While many were enjoying Christmas opening gifts and sipping eggnog, a dedicated group of staff members and volunteers spent the day caring for the critters of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hugh’s Look Back at 2013 | Hugh  buttonLink

Hugh’s Look Back at 2013

Aquarium of the Pacific Highlights From 2013

There were a lot of neat things happening with sea otters, seals, sea lions and penguins in 2013. Lets look back at some of them.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Volunteering

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Guide to Urban Sea Turtle Watching | Hugh  buttonLink

Guide to Urban Sea Turtle Watching

Hints and anecdotes for viewing the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River.

The San Gabriel River is one of the main watersheds of the Los Angeles Basin. It is also the home of the Northern most colony of Green Sea Turtles and offers prime viewing opportunities for this threatened species.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vanity, Thy Name is Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Vanity, Thy Name is Otter

Brook the sea otter experiences a mirror for the first time.

Brook the sea otter experiences a mirror, and sees herself for the first time.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Volunteering

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Meet an Aviculturist | Sara  buttonLink

Meet an Aviculturist

Hi! I’m Sara, an aviculturist at the Aquarium of the Pacific. What is an aviculturist? Well, it’s a very lucky person that gets to care for the bird collection at the Aquarium of the Pacific. In this blog, you will get a glimpse into what being an aviculturist is all about. By the end of my blog, you may just become a bigger bird nerd than me!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Volunteering

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lorikeets Help Carve a Halloween Pumpkin | Hugh  buttonLink

Lorikeets Help Carve a Halloween Pumpkin

Lorikeets turn into Piranha-keets for Halloween

The lorikeets of Lorikeet Forest decided that the Halloween pumpkin they were given wasn’t scary enough so they proceeded to carve some improvements into it using their beaks. Check out the time-lapse video of their work.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Volunteering

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Newsom the Penguin Explores the Guest Side of the Exhibit | Hugh  buttonLink

Newsom the Penguin Explores the Guest Side of the Exhibit

Newsom the penguin decided to explore the penguin under-look for the first time at the June Keyes Penguin Exhibit recently. Check out the video of him watching his penguin mates from the guest perspective.

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Arts | Enrichment | Volunteering

The “Finger”-Painting Octopus | Dominique  buttonLink

The “Finger”-Painting Octopus

Part 2

Part 2 of my adventures in building an enrichment object that would allow our giant Pacific octopus, Gunda, to paint.

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Enrichment | Volunteering

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Introducing Dominique | Dominique  buttonLink

Introducing Dominique

Enrichment Volunteer

I’m sure many of you, over your visits to the Aquarium, have noticed chew- toys in the otter exhibit, lorikeets picking at carved pumpkins or melons, discarded parts from a popular, potato-faced children’s toy outside the octopus’s cave, and the sea lions hopping on and jumping off floating rafts in their exhibit. These are all types of animal enrichment.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Volunteering

March of the Penguin Chicks | Hugh  buttonLink

March of the Penguin Chicks

Fall in line and prepare to smile. The penguin chicks are on the march!

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