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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hugh’s Look Back at 2013 | Hugh  buttonLink

Hugh’s Look Back at 2013

Aquarium of the Pacific Highlights From 2013

There were a lot of neat things happening with sea otters, seals, sea lions and penguins in 2013. Lets look back at some of them.

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Most Epic Week of Sightings…Ever! | Julien  buttonLink

The Most Epic Week of Sightings…Ever!

Killer whales, humpbacks, grays, a sperm whale and more!!!

The end of November through the beginning of December 2013 will go down in infamy as one of the most epic weeks of sightings ever! It was a true cornucopia of whale species and a lifetime of memories for the guests on board. Check out our photos!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Enrichment

Monday, December 09, 2013

Delivering Holiday Treats to the Animals | Dominique  buttonLink

Delivering Holiday Treats to the Animals

Check out the enrichment items and treats our animals got during this year’s Holiday Treats Festival! Both animals and humans had so much fun!

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Volunteering

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Guide to Urban Sea Turtle Watching | Hugh  buttonLink

Guide to Urban Sea Turtle Watching

Hints and anecdotes for viewing the sea turtles of the San Gabriel River.

The San Gabriel River is one of the main watersheds of the Los Angeles Basin. It is also the home of the Northern most colony of Green Sea Turtles and offers prime viewing opportunities for this threatened species.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Penguins

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Story of Heidi and Anderson | Sara  buttonLink

The Story of Heidi and Anderson

Meet Heidi and Anderson, the first chicks born at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. This is their story, from egg to fully feathered juveniles.

In this blog you get a chance to meet Heidi and Anderson, Floyd and Roxy’s first chicks. They hatched this past June 19th and 25th, and are the first chicks born at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. I got the chance to help raise them both, and will give you a glimpse into what it was like to watch them grow into the “teens” that they are today!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Education | Whale Watching

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Whales AND Dolphins AND Sea Life! | Julien  buttonLink

Whales AND Dolphins AND Sea Life!

It is not ‘no whale November’ folks, even though we are not in an official whale season; we are still seeing whales and having really exciting trips on our dolphin and sea life cruises! One of the big highlights was a November blue whale! Read on to see what other interested marine life we have seen and see some great shots of them!

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Animal Updates | Enrichment

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Preparing for Holiday Treats! | Dominique  buttonLink

Preparing for Holiday Treats!

What does it take to prepare holiday treats for all of the animals in the Aquarium?

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Volunteering

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vanity, Thy Name is Otter | Hugh  buttonLink

Vanity, Thy Name is Otter

Brook the sea otter experiences a mirror for the first time.

Brook the sea otter experiences a mirror, and sees herself for the first time.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Volunteering

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Meet an Aviculturist | Sara  buttonLink

Meet an Aviculturist

Hi! I’m Sara, an aviculturist at the Aquarium of the Pacific. What is an aviculturist? Well, it’s a very lucky person that gets to care for the bird collection at the Aquarium of the Pacific. In this blog, you will get a glimpse into what being an aviculturist is all about. By the end of my blog, you may just become a bigger bird nerd than me!

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Animal Updates | Mammals | Conservation | Education | Whale Watching

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Pair of Masked Booby Birds and More! | Julien  buttonLink

A Pair of Masked Booby Birds and More!

October was a great month for whale watching and we even spotted more than just whales, dolphins, and pinnipeds! We got some rare avian visitors who stayed in town for eight days straight! The masked boobies were stealing the show for many of our trips and bird enthusiasts came from miles to see these rarities. Read on to read about these birds and see some great photos!

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