Thursday, July 16, 2015
There are just a few animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific that can cause me to have an affectionate emotional response when I look deep into their eyes; sea otters, sea lions, penguins and flamboyant cuttlefish.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
This month has been super exciting so far with about 18 sightings of blue whales and sightings of breaching baleen whales like minkes, humpbacks, and even fin whales! The seas have continued to be full of life and we have been seeing some interesting animals like big red patches of krill at the surface, huge mola mola’s, and sea turtles!
Thursday, July 02, 2015
The sea turtle made famous by KPCC and National Public Radio.
Tripod is a medium to small green sea turtle that calls the San Gabriel River near Long Beach and Seal Beach home. What sets this little turtle apart from others in the colony of sea turtles that reside in this urban river environment is that it’s nationally known.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
We have officially started blue whale season as of the 22nd of June and we have been seeing some amazing things in the meantime.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The magic of the target pole
It can transform a sea lion into a back-flipping gymnast. With it, sharks are conjured into docile, huggable critters. Its prestidigitations can make pinnipeds appear behind you for the ultimate selfie photo bomb. It is called a target pole and what you can do with it is magical.
Friday, June 12, 2015
More and more blue whales are being sighted during our trips and we are so excited to see the season starting off around the ‘usual’ time. Officially, the blue whale season will start later on this month and hopefully the appearance of them is a good sign that we will have a strong season.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
A Parallel Universe right under our noses.
It’s a scene of mass carnage at the Aquarium. Hundreds of animals being stalked, pursued and devoured by relentless predators. And it’s all happening nearly invisible to the naked eye. The feeding frenzy of the Sand Dollar.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Since I don’t have a dog to play Frisbee catch with I make do with the sea lions at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It’s fun for me and fun for them.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Hello whale lovers! We have had some fantastic voyages in the last two weeks filled with MORE exciting feeding frenzies and very happy whale watch guests!
Thursday, May 07, 2015
The Story of Darth Otter and her Padawan.
A Long Time Ago… In An Aquarium Not So Far Away…