Thursday, August 20, 2015
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.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
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…
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
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!
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
We have officially started blue whale season as of the 22nd of June and we have been seeing some amazing things in the meantime.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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.
Friday, June 12, 2015
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.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
A Parallel Universe right under our noses.
It’s a scene of mass carnage at the Aquarium. Hundreds of animals being stalked, pursued and devoured by relentless predators. And it’s all happening nearly invisible to the naked eye. The feeding frenzy of the Sand Dollar.