Friday, October 26, 2007
We want all of our animals here at the Aquarium to be happy and healthy! A key component in achieving that goal is to make sure each animal is given a high-quality, well-balanced diet. As you might have guessed, a huge part of a marine mammal volunteer’s day is spent preparing the food that the animals will be eating that day. This is actually a little more work than most people think, so I thought it would be fun to share some details about what our animals eat and how we go about preparing it for them.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
An American Avocet is introduced to the Shorebird Sanctuary Exhibit and a injured wild Snowy Egret undergoes rehabilitation at the Aquarium.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
It turns out that I didn’t get a chance to volunteer on two Saturday’s in a row due to the flu. However, I did get a chance to make it to an awesome event that was especially for teachers.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
No matter how hectic a day can get, I find I still have a great time while volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Senior day and the shift that followed-filled with scheduling snafus-were no exception!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I’m pleased to report that we have another new addition to our pinniped family at the Aquarium! A rescued two-year-old male California sea lion joined current residents Miller, Parker, Shelby, Ellie, and newcomer Troy this past Thursday in the Seal and Sea Lion Habitat. I encourage everyone to come on out and see Odin living it up in his new home. Isn’t it nice when a rescue story has a happy ending?
From orphaned pup to aquatic star; The story of Miller the sea lion.
Monday, October 08, 2007
There is a lot of work to be done to get Shark Lagoon ready for our guests each day.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
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.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
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.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A small kangaroo-like critter helps a husbandry volunteer celebrate his birthday.