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Thursday, October 11, 2007

THE BIG GUY—MILLER THE SEA LION | Hugh  buttonLink

THE BIG GUY—MILLER THE SEA LION

From orphaned pup to aquatic star; The story of Miller the sea lion.

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Volunteering | Fish | Sharks

Monday, October 08, 2007

Maid Service and Motherhood | Leah  buttonLink

There is a lot of work to be done to get Shark Lagoon ready for our guests each day.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Three Days in a Week | Brittany  buttonLink

Three Days in a Week

This was quite an eventful week for me at the Aquarium! I had a barbecue to go to, my regular Saturday volunteering, and another event for members! See what was unique and fun about each one.

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Volunteering | Fish

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Learning About Gulf of California Inhabitants | Josie  buttonLink

Learning About Gulf of California Inhabitants

With slower times around the Aquarium of the Pacific, now that summer has ended and school groups have not been organized yet, we have more time to catch up on our underwater friends, and I’m working hard to learn all the fish in one of my new favorite habitats, the Gulf of California exhibit.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon | Hugh  buttonLink

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon

A small kangaroo-like critter helps a husbandry volunteer celebrate his birthday.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Early One Day, Late the Next | Brittany  buttonLink

Early One Day, Late the Next

What was it like for me to volunteer two days in a row? Why was Young Professionals Night such a blast to participate in? Also, find out about the new creature lurking in our Shark Lagoon and read about my one of many “happy spurts”!

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Friday, September 14, 2007

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals? | Staci  buttonLink

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals?

Have you ever seen a sea lion speeding through the water like a torpedo and then doing a dynamic leap into the air?  A harbor seal gracefully twirling in her pool?  How about a sea otter coming up on deck and standing up on its rear flippers?  Chances are you have if you’ve observed any of our marine mammal training sessions here at the Aquarium.  Animals have always amazed me with their abilities and adaptations, and its always exciting to see them in action. However, it’s not all about fun and entertainment. Though entertainment and teaching the public about environmental conservation are extremely important, there are some other very important reasons we train our animals.  Reasons that directly benefit the animals themselves, and that’s what it’s all about.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Birds | Mammals

Thursday, September 13, 2007

RADIO FLYER The Wild Western Gull | Hugh  buttonLink

RADIO FLYER The Wild Western Gull

A wild Western gull chooses the Aquarium’s seal and sea lion exhibit to raise his young.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Randomness of it All | Brittany  buttonLink

The Randomness of it All

Read about the major celebrity that visited the Aquarium, some of the many reasons why I love interacting with guests, a tea party for a fellow staff member, and more!

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Education | Volunteering

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sea Squirts and Other Children: Programs for All Ages | Josie  buttonLink

Sea Squirts and Other Children: Programs for All Ages

Summer always is a fun time for many, starting with children who attend various day camp programs offered by the Aquarium of the Pacific. But just because summer is ending doesn’t mean that the fun is over too. The educational, fun opportunities for youngsters abound, even during the school year, starting with children still in strollers to those ages 12 and older.

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