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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Fin Whale News

You may have read in the local news that we recently had a deceased fin whale wash ashore near the port of LA in San Pedro on Friday, April 10th. With the response from the NOAA West Coast Stranding Network and some initial observations, it looks like the whale died from blunt force trauma and suffered internal injuries. The researchers concluded that this was the result of a ship strike and the whale may have been struck…

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Cup-stacking Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Cup-stacking Otter

Maggie the Sea Otter's Unique Talent

Watch Maggie the Sea Otter as she figures out through trial and error how to stack cups together. Warning: Extremely cute video!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, April 02, 2015

First Blue Whale! | Julien  buttonLink

First Blue Whale!

The first blue whales were seen just a few days ago off Point Vicente AND San Diego near Mission Bay on March 26th according to other local whale watches! The next day, on the 27th, we were lucky enough to encounter our personal first blue whale during our whale watches that day! Read on to learn more about our impending blue whale season!

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Animal Updates | Sharks | Volunteering

Thursday, March 26, 2015

To Hold a Shark Close | Hugh  buttonLink

To Hold a Shark Close

A Hugh Haiku:
“Grand Shark in my Arms.
You’re more Disney than Shark Week
Sharks are Friends not Foes.”

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Unexpected Visitors and More! | Julien  buttonLink

Unexpected Visitors and More!

There has been a lot of commotion in the local world of whales since the sighting of the false killer whales! Read on to learn more!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Volunteering

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal | Hugh  buttonLink

An Inspirational Vision-Impaired Seal

Ellie, although vision-impaired, shows why she is an inspirational seal with abilities beyond her disabilities.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Why So Many Grays? | Julien  buttonLink

Why So Many Grays?

Like I have been mentioning in the last few blogs, we are counting more southbound whales than ever which raises the question; why? Are there actually greater numbers heading south or are we just seeing greater numbers off the coast during the annual gray whale census?

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

A Feast Fit for a King or Otter

Preparing the Sea Otter's Daily Diet

A sea otter’s daily diet being prepared like a fine sea food restaurant chef would.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Killer Whales Unite! | Julien  buttonLink

Killer Whales Unite!

MORE sightings of killer whales and a plethora of gray whales!

We have had a very busy and exciting week in our local world of whales.  Shortly after the last blog was posted we had other sightings of killer whales! This time is was neither the CA51 pod nor the ETP pod. Read on the see who they were identified as and more record breaking gray whale census numbers!

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, February 12, 2015

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles | Hugh  buttonLink

10 Thing You Should Know About the Urban Sea Turtle of Los Angeles

Since 2008 the Aquarium of the Pacific has been collecting observational data on the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River. The northern most colony of green sea turtles in the world. Here are 10 things you need to know about these unexpected residents.

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