Tuesday, September 04, 2007
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.
Friday, August 31, 2007
He’s handsome, he’s covered in fur, and he’s the newest resident of our Seal and Sea Lion Habitat! Meet Troy, our three-year-old male harbor seal. This past Thursday was Troy’s big day, as he was released into the 211,000 gallon Seal and Sea Lion Habitat to meet current residents Shelby, Ellie, Miller, and Parker. Since Troy’s arrival, many guests have asked me where our marine mammals come from so I’d like to take the opportunity to address that question here in my blog.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
A blind harbor seal regains her ability to retrieve objects tossed into the exhibit and in doing so teaches her trainer not to underestimate those with a perceived disability.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
An environment-hugger’s view of the Aquarium from the “dry side”.
Monday, August 27, 2007
The Glamour of Shark Lagoon
Getting to feed the sharks is a great opportunity, but it also includes a lot of hard work!
Friday, August 24, 2007
... A Fish Dreamer!
I dream about fish all day which is a good thing, since I am an aquarist volunteer.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Or Why a Teen Would Enjoy Volunteering at an Aquarium
Waking up early on a Saturday morning is a hard thing to do, that is, unless you are getting up early to volunteer!
Friday, August 17, 2007
My name is Staci, and I’ve been a mammalogy volunteer since September of 2006. Marine mammals have always been my favorite animals, so you can imagine what a thrill it is for me to be able to work with them on a weekly basis! It’s a lot more work than you may think, but it’s definitely worth it. In my blog I will be talking about my experiences in mammalogy, as well as relevant conservation issues involving our amazing marine friends.