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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Aquarium Has a Fan at JPL | Claire  buttonLink

The Aquarium Has a Fan at JPL

An Interview with Ben Miller

Aquarium member Ben Miller is the mission control team chief at JPL for the Mars Exploration Rover also known as Opportunity, which landed on Mars in January 2004. He lives on Mars time, teaches math at Cal Poly Pomona part time, and has been an Aquarium member for three years.

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Guest Speaker Series

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tune In to Live Lectures Online | Claire  buttonLink

Tune In to Live Lectures Online

Through the end of this year, we’ll be streaming selected lectures live on our website for free. Viewers will be able to see and hear the entire presentation, and they will be able to ask questions via Twitter.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Eight Hours in a Cargo Van with Four Penguins and an Otter | Claire  buttonLink

Eight Hours in a Cargo Van with Four Penguins and an Otter

Aquarium staff members transported some of the Magellanic Penguins and Betty the otter pup all in one cargo van on a road trip from the Bay Area to Long Beach.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Meet Luke Richmond: Urban Ocean Cruise Narrator | Claire  buttonLink

Meet Luke Richmond: Urban Ocean Cruise Narrator

Luke Richmond is one of the Aquarium’s education associates. He also narrates the Aquarium’s whale watch and urban ocean cruises, something he’s been doing for about two years. I spoke with him to learn more about his background and the urban ocean.

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Scientists at Work: How Their Questions Build Knowledge | Claire  buttonLink

Scientists at Work: How Their Questions Build Knowledge

Science plays an important role in everything you see when you visit the Aquarium. But what how does information compiled by scientists make its way to our exhibit walls? Learn more in this interview with Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Meet Steve Blair, One of the Aquarium’s Original Aquarists | Claire  buttonLink

Meet Steve Blair, One of the Aquarium’s Original Aquarists

Get an insider’s look at what goes on at the Aquarium through the eyes of Assistant Curator Steve Blair. Steve’s duties include overseeing the care of our animals, ensuring aquarists on our staff have the training and support they need, and planning future exhibits.

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Conservation

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shopping With the Fishes | Claire  buttonLink

Shopping With the Fishes

Need gift ideas for the holidays? I did some Santa legwork for you in the Aquarium’s gift store, Pacific Collections, and assembled a pretty nifty gift guide to get you started.

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Conservation | Education

Monday, October 10, 2011

Aquatic Academy Wants You! (to Learn About California’s Water) | Claire  buttonLink

Aquatic Academy Wants You! (to Learn About California’s Water)

The Aquarium will host four sessions on the future of Southern California’s water in its upcoming Aquatic Academy. How will climate change affect our water system? Has our state ever seen conditions like this before? What are state agencies doing to prepare? What can we do?

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Arts

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Arts at the Aquarium | Claire  buttonLink

The Arts at the Aquarium

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?

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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Aquarium’s Concept Artist | Claire  buttonLink

The Aquarium’s Concept Artist

Meet Alice Hsieh, an exhibit graphic designer at the Aquarium. She helps create the vision for our exhibits, using ideas from our staff and measurements of the exhibit space to create a conceptual rendering of what the exhibit might look like before it goes through the formal design process.

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