Thursday, December 10, 2015
Happy December everyone! It must be winter already since we have already started to see a few southbound gray whales during our whale watch tours!
Friday, December 04, 2015
If Parker the sea lion had a social media page, what should be his profile picture?
Thursday, November 26, 2015
On Thursday November 19, we were graced with the presence of the infamous CA51 Bigg’s killer whale pod. The whale watch that day was a little unusual since the first trip out that day had a very quiet ocean with not much wildlife present, while the second trip came upon four very tall, black dorsal fins of the ‘black and whites’. Also in strange animal news, a giant oarfish found on the shore in Palos Verdes!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Ollie being Ollie
What happens when Ollie the sea otter encounters an American flag made of ice? Well Ollie being Ollie she parades the colors past aquarium guests. Check out the video of this Patriotic otter.
Friday, November 13, 2015
This is the phrase that has been circulating around the office, and around other whale watch organizations around Southern California. El Niño is definitely doing what it has set out to do; raise the water temperatures off of our coast. Our local waters have been in the 70’s, and with it, comes a whole new slew of animal life who are following their prey, and that prey following their prey, and so on down the food web.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Sunflower Stars attempt to steal treats from a Giant Pacific Octopus.
What happens when you give an octopus a Halloween pumpkin filled with tasty treats? Well its lair gets visited by sea star Trick-or-Treaters.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
How to take a Besties shot with Harpo the sea lion.
The image looks simple enough. An Aquarium staffer and a sea lion perched side by side. Their arms and flipper are around each other in a friendly embrace while posing for a picture. It’s just one of the perks of being a long-time husbandry volunteer. Sounds easy right? Well taking that photo involved more than you might think.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Hello whale enthusiasts! I am back from a short break from my vacation and ready to catch you, and myself, up with everything going on with the whales! What did we miss? A LOT OF HUMPBACKS!
Thursday, October 08, 2015
An anthropomorphic look at some of the antics of the aquarium animals
This week I’d like to share a few anthropomorphic video shorts of some of the critters at the aquarium. A sea lion doing his best Chris Paul imitations with a basketball. A sea otter trying to take a good selfie. And even what happens after two penguins get romantically involved.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
There is a lot of work that goes on before the doors open to the public each morning at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This week’s blog includes a time-lapse video of the Aquarium staff’s pre-opening tasks.