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Animal Updates | Turtles

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 2) | In Focus

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 2)

The final entry in our two-part series where Senior Aquarist Lauren Harper recaps her expedition to Costa Rica to help save critically endangered sea turtles.

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 1) | In Focus

Saving Leatherback Sea Turtles (Part 1)

In this two-part series, Senior Aquarist Lauren Harper recaps her expedition to Costa Rica to help save critically endangered sea turtles.

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Animal Updates | Mammals

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Habitat Renovation is Seal and Sea Lion Approved | In Focus

Habitat Renovation is Seal and Sea Lion Approved

Meagan Nadal and Katie Finch—two of the mammalogists who take care of sea lions Parker, Harpo, and Milo, and harbor seals Shelby, Troy, and Ellie—update you about all of the behind-the-scenes work that went into renovations and how the lovable pinnipeds are enjoying their new home.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Conservation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Smallest Giant Sea Bass | In Focus

The Smallest Giant Sea Bass

Meet the smallest giant sea bass you have ever seen. Aquarist Nicole Leier celebrated a career milestone by helping successfully breed and raise this species past the three month mark.

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Animal Updates | Penguins

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Annual Penguin Physicals | In Focus

Annual Penguin Physicals

Just like many of us, the penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific receive annual physical exams to check their vitals and make sure they are in good health. Dr. Greg Scott, one of our veterinarians, shares a play-by-play of how a penguin physical is performed.

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Q&A

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Everything You Want to Know about Our “GPO” | In Focus

Everything You Want to Know about Our “GPO”

Angelina answers all the questions you have about our giant Pacific octopus.

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Animal Updates | Penguins

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bringing Up Baby | In Focus

Bringing Up Baby

This year the Aquarium celebrated the hatching of two baby penguins. Aviculturist and resident “penguin mother” Sara Mandel explains what it’s like to raise these chicks from when they hatch until they’re ready to join the rest of the colony on exhibit at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

5 Things to Know About the Vaquita | In Focus

5 Things to Know About the Vaquita

Vaquita porpoises, at 5 feet long, are the smallest-known species of whale. They inhabit a small region in the northern Gulf of California and are at severe risk of going extinct.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Invertebrates

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Garden Under the Sea | In Focus

A Garden Under the Sea

When you visit the Aquarium, one of the first exhibits to catch your eye is Tropical Pacific Preview. This exhibit transports you to a shallow reef where brightly colored corals pop against a plain backdrop, while a royal blue tang fish weaves in and out of the water.

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Animal Updates | Reptiles

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Raising Baby Alligators | In Focus

Raising Baby Alligators

Every year we have a few new animals that become instant favorites for the Aquarium staff. This year we have all been going crazy for the baby American alligators in our Vanishing Animals gallery.

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