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Animal Updates | Mammals | Whale Watching

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Happy New Year! | James S.

Happy New Year!

It’s been a lot of fun on the water, even with the cooler temperatures. We’ve seen lots of fin whales, humpback whales, a few gray whales, even couple blue whales, dolphins and the Pacific white-sided dolphins have come south for their seasonal migration pattern.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Hugh’s Favorite Aquarium of the Pacific Video Clips | Hugh

Hugh’s Favorite Aquarium of the Pacific Video Clips

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 42

I’ve been a husbandry volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific since before it opened nearly 20 years ago. For the past ten years, I’ve produced a blog about my volunteer experiences. Those blogs also featured short videos call Hugh’s Aquarium Views. This week I’d like to share a few of my favorite video clips from my blog.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Stop The Presses! Orcas Were Spotted! | James S.

Stop The Presses! Orcas Were Spotted!

We had an amazing past couple of weeks out on the water. We just found orcas on the 19th, there’s been A LOT of humpbacks hanging around the area still, gray whales, fin whales, and lots of dolphins. The orcas were an amazing surprise on the 12:00 p.m. trip.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

An Otter Tradition-Destroying the Holiday Treats Snowman | Hugh

An Otter Tradition-Destroying the Holiday Treats Snowman

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 42

Building a snowman for the sea otters during the Holiday Treats for the Animals festivities at the Aquarium of the Pacific has been a tradition for the husbandry staff since the early years of the facility. Ollie the sea otter has added her own twist to the tradition.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Beautiful Humpback Whales In The Area | James S.

Beautiful Humpback Whales In The Area

It’s been amazing observing over 8 humpback whales over the past couple of weeks. We’ve also seen tons of dolphins, a few fin whales, and even briefly a blue whale! No pictures of the blue unfortunately, but check out all the amazing humpbacks and see how many you can tell are different.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Penguins | Turtles | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Deposited Into The Memory Bank | Hugh

Deposited Into The Memory Bank

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 41

A volunteer at the Aquarium is paid with priceless moments deposited into their memory bank.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Migration is Name of the Game | James S.

Migration is Name of the Game

In the past couple of weeks we have had the amazing opportunity to see fin whales, one of whom was lunge feeding, along with common, bottlenose, and Risso’s dolphins. But the amazing part is that we’ve seen so many different humpbacks

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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Loveable Giant of Shark Lagoon | In Focus

The Loveable Giant of Shark Lagoon

Aquarist Rachel Munson talks about what it’s like to work with our sand tiger shark.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Senior Otter Partying Like A Pup | Hugh

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 40

Charlie, one of the oldest Southern Sea Otters around, showed that despite his age he still likes to party, especially when it involves a pile of ice and ice toys.

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Fin Whale Fun! | James S.

Fin Whale Fun!

It’s been a lot more exciting on the water lately, we’ve had a lot of fin whale sightings, humpbacks, bottlenose dolphins, tons of common dolphins, and even a shark! Plus we spotted our first official gray whale of the season.

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