Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Part 2 of my adventures in building an enrichment object that would allow our giant Pacific octopus, Gunda, to paint.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Many of you have seen the seals and sea lions painting as an enrichment activity. Some zoos and aquariums even have elephants, giraffes and rhinos paint. If these smart mammals can do it, why can’t our octopus, the smartest invertebrate at the Aquarium? We decided to give our giant Pacific octopus, Gunda, the chance to try.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Aquarium of the Pacific is home to fish, sharks, marine mammals, lorikeets, and shorebirds, but we also feature paintings, film, photography, music, dance, and sculpture. How do art and science complement each other in the communication of ideas?