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Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Pacific Bigeye Octopus | Hugh  

North Pacific Bigeye Octopus

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 37

One of the creatures I always take a detour to check out on my way to the sea otters exhibit is the North Pacific Bigeye Octopus.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Whales Are Still Here! | James S.  

Whales Are Still Here!

We’ve had a fun couple of weeks for September, we’ve seen lots of dolphins, some whales, another blue whale, and the rare brown booby bird! Yes their name is kind of goofy, but these are a beautiful group of birds.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Harpo’s Video Masterpiece | Hugh  

Harpo’s Video Masterpiece

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 36

Harpo and his sea lion selfie stick had a Drop-the-Mic moment this summer. Or in this case a Drop-the-GoPro moment. I mean quite literally.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

There Are Still Blues Around | James S.  

There Are Still Blues Around

We finally found another blue whale! Our photo ID staff and Harbor Breeze took some really nice photos of this whale. There have also been lots of common dolphins, ocean sunfish, a sneaky minke, and we have witnessed a few feeding frenzies.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Grunge Sculpin? No. Grunt Sculpin | Hugh  

Grunge Sculpin? No. Grunt Sculpin

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 36

What they said was Grunt Sculpin but what I heard at first was “Grunge” Sculpin. When I took a closer look at the fish I thought to myself that it does look a little grungy in a hipster sort of way.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Humpbacks and Hammerheads | James S.  

Humpbacks and Hammerheads

Hello whale watch friends! It’s been a little quiet for blue whales, but we’ve seen some amazing stuff on the water. Chief the humpback whale has been in town for the past few days, we spotted Bryde’s whales, minke whales, tons of birds feeding, thousands of dolphins, and even a scalloped hammerhead shark!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Harpo the Sea Lion’s Tip about the Aquarium’s Water Bottle Filling Station | Hugh  

Harpo the Sea Lion’s Tip about the Aquarium’s Water Bottle Filling Station

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 35

It’s a great tip that saves money and helps the environment so Harpo the sea lion and I decided to get the word out about the Aquarium of the Pacific’s water bottle filling stations.

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Humpbacks & Dolphins In The Area | James S.  

Humpbacks & Dolphins In The Area

It’s been a little quieter out on the water than we would have expected, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t seen any cetaceans. There have been some sightings of humpbacks and lots of dolphins hanging around the area. Even a rare sighting of a sei whale!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Gigi The Stilt’s First Chicks | Hugh  

Gigi The Stilt’s First Chicks

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 35

An original shorebird resident has her first chicks. Gigi the Stilt.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Humpback Whale Fun In The Sun | James S.  

Humpback Whale Fun In The Sun

Hello everyone! It’s been a lovely couple of weeks on the water. There have been sightings of our seasonal blue whales, the fin whales, a lot of sightings of humpback whales, and 2 sightings of the Risso’s dolphins. I hope you’ve been out on the water with us, but if not you can catch up with the blog today.

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