Thursday, September 12, 2019
Bryde’s whales have been spotted again in Southern California, along with humpbacks, Risso’s dolphins, and a late season blue whale cow/calf pair. Let’s explore Bryde’s whales in this blog entry.
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 86
A look back to the sights and sounds of an orphan baby otter named Ollie in 2010.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
As the season starts to turn away from vacations and time off school our whale sightings haven’t caught the message with lots of dolphins, more blue whales, and a rare visit from a couple of sperm whales off of Point Vicente.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 85
Ollie is the smartest and most entertainingly spontaneous sea otter I’ve ever met. I call her creative behaviors just Ollie being Ollie.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 84
Touring the entire aquarium in under 3 minutes via a timelapse video.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
It’s been a beautiful summer of whales! Not only has our first major expansion, Pacific Visions, opened this summer but we have had a great season full of marine life diversity!
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 83
Training Ollie the sea otter to take selfies to capture her facial expressions.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 82
What looks like an eight-legged shorebird is actually an American Avocet with three chicks underneath her wings. The long legs of the Avocet give an almost spider-like look to the bird when she is sheltering her equally long-legged chicks.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 81
In between when I finish preparing the sea otter’s food and the morning staff briefing one of my favorite places to spend that time is in the Tropical Pacific viewing tunnel watching the cleaner wrasse going to work.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Hugh's Aquarium Views Number 80
So what do you do when the penguins were looking forward to a fun encounter with guests and there is a last minute cancellation? Well, you substitute the Aquarium of the Pacific staff to give the penguins the people enrichment they were looking forward to.