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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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Otter Wish List

It was one of the cutest and most fun enrichment sessions I’ve had with the otters. A simple child-like teething toy that the Furball was greatly enjoying was bringing a big smile to my face. As she chewed and tugged on the durable plaything I thought to myself how neat it was that such a simple item could bring so much happiness to this otter. Now the public has a chance to help enrich the lives of our critters by way of the Animal Care Wish List.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Volunteering

Thursday, March 14, 2013

iPad-Playing Penguins | Hugh  buttonLink

iPad-Playing Penguins

Penguins chase a virtual mouse

Take an old obsolete iPad. Load up a cat game app. Place in front of a couple of young curious penguins and you have the recipe for a fun time for these aquatic birds and a pretty neat video.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Furball Through The Years | Hugh  buttonLink

The Furball Through The Years

Watching a Sea Otter Grow Up

I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to watch the Gidget the Sea Otter as she grew from a shy orphan pup to a good natured young adult. This week I’d like to share some images of the Furball through the years.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Adventures in Otter Space | Hugh  buttonLink

Adventures in Otter Space

Epilogue

As my adventures with Gidget the orphan Sea Otter draws to a close I’d like to share the full story of my relationship with her during her time in Long Beach.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering | Whale Watching

Monday, January 07, 2013

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Hiding From Killer Whales

Grays Whale use Kelp Forest to hide from Orcas

On New Years Day 2013, four killer whales from the pod known as CA-51 swam past Point Vicente where I was helping out the Gray Whale Census Project spot cetaceans. As I went down to the cliff side to get a better angle on the orcas my wife Pam yelled at me to look down. When I did I was surprised to see two gray whales apparently hiding out in the kelp below the cliff.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays From The Otters | Hugh  buttonLink

Happy Holidays From The Otters

As a holiday treat for our otter fans I’d like to share a video of the sea otters enjoying their snowman and treats during this month’s Holiday Treats for the Animals festivities.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A Snowman for the Otters | Hugh  buttonLink

A Snowman for the Otters

An Annual Tradition Continued

During the annual Holiday Treats for the Animals festival it has become a tradition for me to build the first snowman of the season for the sea otters in their exhibit. I will be sharing some images and annecdotes on this year’s creation.

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Volunteering

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Penguin Love Triangle | Hugh  buttonLink

Penguin Love Triangle

The Soap Opera in June Keyes

Throughout the spring it was a wonderful duet. The elder penguin from San Diego would call out to his mate and the young female from Brazil would answer in kind. Then a young male from San Francisco entered the picture…

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Why I Love the Furball | Hugh  buttonLink

Why I Love the Furball

Top 10 Reasons

Gidget is my favorite sea otter. When I miss my Aquarium volunteer shift due to being out of town on business trips I tend to go through otter withdrawal symptoms from not being around this adorable ball of fur. Why do I have such affection for this member of the Enhydra lutris species? Here are the top ten reasons why I love the Furball.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle | Hugh  buttonLink

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle

Hugh's Field Notes from the San Gabriel River

Strolling down the river with a sea turtle. A falcon hunts egrets and grebes. Sea lions creatively foraging in the river. A look at some of my field notes from a summer of Green Sea Turtle research at the San Gabriel River.

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