Friday, October 26, 2007
We want all of our animals here at the Aquarium to be happy and healthy! A key component in achieving that goal is to make sure each animal is given a high-quality, well-balanced diet. As you might have guessed, a huge part of a marine mammal volunteer’s day is spent preparing the food that the animals will be eating that day. This is actually a little more work than most people think, so I thought it would be fun to share some details about what our animals eat and how we go about preparing it for them.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
An American Avocet is introduced to the Shorebird Sanctuary Exhibit and a injured wild Snowy Egret undergoes rehabilitation at the Aquarium.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Step back to August 14, 1834 and imagine yourself in company with Richard Henry Dana setting out from Boston to sail around Cape Horn to California aboard the Pilgrim, an 86 foot merchant brig.
Monday, October 22, 2007
For the first time in the Aquarium’s history, we have successfully bred pink skunk clownfish,Amphiprion perideraion. This amazing achievement was the product of two years of intense work by the dedicated aquarist staff. We hope to put the babies on display soon for the world to see.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Our rescued Snowy Egret now has a name, Andy, a shortened version of Andrew, the bird’s rescuer.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
It turns out that I didn’t get a chance to volunteer on two Saturday’s in a row due to the flu. However, I did get a chance to make it to an awesome event that was especially for teachers.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
No matter how hectic a day can get, I find I still have a great time while volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Senior day and the shift that followed-filled with scheduling snafus-were no exception!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
As someone that works on the website, I would like to give you, our reader, a few tips on how to get the most out of our blogs.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I’m pleased to report that we have another new addition to our pinniped family at the Aquarium! A rescued two-year-old male California sea lion joined current residents Miller, Parker, Shelby, Ellie, and newcomer Troy this past Thursday in the Seal and Sea Lion Habitat. I encourage everyone to come on out and see Odin living it up in his new home. Isn’t it nice when a rescue story has a happy ending?
From orphaned pup to aquatic star; The story of Miller the sea lion.