Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 23
I first saw the mother otter with her newborn pup last summer in Monterey Bay. Five months later I ran into the same pair again at the same place in the bay.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Happy New Year whale friends! I hope everyone’s holidays were enjoyable. It certainly was a lot of fun on the water the last couple of weeks. Since I wrote the last blog we’ve seen orca, grays, fins, humpbacks, and lots of dolphins!
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 22
A look back to Milo’s Year of the Sea Lion Selfie Stick via a compilation on his selfie videos from 2016.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
While there is so much to enjoy about these magnificent creatures in our local waters, we have recently had the chance to witness lunge feeding from our fin whales. Lunge feeding behavior involves the whales feeding at the very surface of the water, gliding on their side with their jaw peeking out. Some researchers have hypothesized the coloration on fin whale jaws coincides with their ability to scare prey into more compact ‘bait balls’.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 21
In a holiday tradition nearly as old as the Aquarium of the Pacific, a snowman is made for the sea otters to enjoy.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Hello everyone, I hope your holiday was enjoyable. It certainly was exciting on the water during Thanksgiving. We saw our first gray whale of the season on the 23rd and saw a very late blue whale on Thanksgiving Day! There has been a lot of diversity on our whale watches these past couple of weeks. There have been Risso’s, bottlenose, common dolphins, pacific white-sided dolphins, humpbacks, grays, 2 late blue whale sightings, fin whales, seals, and sea lions. Whew! That’s a lot of stuff.
Friday, December 02, 2016
Even though the air is getting cooler on the water, we’re still seeing plenty of life on our whale watches right now. There have been a number of humpback sightings (4 in one trip!) and we even got to see Scarlett again. If you have been keeping track of our blogs, Scarlett was seen a couple of months ago with a lot of red lice on their body.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 20
Brook’s video thank you to everyone who supported the Aquarium of the Pacific this year.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Angelina answers all the questions you have about our giant Pacific octopus.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 18
The Lorikeets of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Lorikeet Forest decided to give a friendly looking Halloween pumpkin a more ghoulish makeover.