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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Brook and the Mirror | Hugh  buttonLink

Brook and the Mirror

It’s another Throwback Thursday as we revisit the day that our gorgeous sea otter Brook saw herself for the first time in a mirror.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Baby Blues and Sharks Too! | Julien  buttonLink

Baby Blues and Sharks Too!

There has been lots of buzz lately about our recent shark sightings! We have been seeing a few sharks that have been identified as hammerhead species swimming at the surface during our trips! We believe we have been seeing a species shark called a smooth hammerhead, which is the second largest hammerhead.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Otter Pop Days | Hugh  buttonLink

Otter Pop Days

Because the Internet needs more cute baby otter videos I thought we’d flash back this week to 2008 and 2010 when I was a surrogate “Otter Pop” to two orphan sea otter pups.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Whales Galore! | Julien  buttonLink

Whales Galore!

We have made it to the point in summer when whale watch trips are really fantastic! This is what we have been waiting on for months; the blues, fins, minkes, humpbacks, and tons of dolphins…

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Animal Updates | Invertebrates | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish | Hugh  buttonLink

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish

There are just a few animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific that can cause me to have an affectionate emotional response when I look deep into their eyes; sea otters, sea lions, penguins and flamboyant cuttlefish.

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Sea Turtles and Breaching Whales! | Julien  buttonLink

Sea Turtles and Breaching Whales!

This month has been super exciting so far with about 18 sightings of blue whales and sightings of breaching baleen whales like minkes, humpbacks, and even fin whales! The seas have continued to be full of life and we have been seeing some interesting animals like big red patches of krill at the surface, huge mola mola’s, and sea turtles!

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Animal Updates | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Tripod the Urban Sea Turtle | Hugh  buttonLink

Tripod the Urban Sea Turtle

The sea turtle made famous by KPCC and National Public Radio.

Tripod is a medium to small green sea turtle that calls the San Gabriel River near Long Beach and Seal Beach home. What sets this little turtle apart from others in the colony of sea turtles that reside in this urban river environment is that it’s nationally known.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Summer has Begun! | Julien  buttonLink

The Summer has Begun!

We have officially started blue whale season as of the 22nd of June and we have been seeing some amazing things in the meantime.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Magic Wand of Animal Training | Hugh  buttonLink

The Magic Wand of Animal Training

The magic of the target pole

It can transform a sea lion into a back-flipping gymnast. With it, sharks are conjured into docile, huggable critters. Its prestidigitations can make pinnipeds appear behind you for the ultimate selfie photo bomb. It is called a target pole and what you can do with it is magical.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Blues are coming in and Bryde’s too! | Julien  buttonLink

The Blues are coming in and Bryde’s too!

More and more blue whales are being sighted during our trips and we are so excited to see the season starting off around the ‘usual’ time. Officially, the blue whale season will start later on this month and hopefully the appearance of them is a good sign that we will have a strong season.

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