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Conservation | Mammals

Thursday, November 22, 2007

In the Surf Trying to Save a Baby Fin Whale | Hugh  buttonLink

In the Surf Trying to Save a Baby Fin Whale

Four years ago this week, the Aquarium of the Pacific had a little known part in the attempted rescue of a fin whale calf that stranded on a beach in Orange County back in the fall of 2003. This is the story of that rescue attempt as seen from my perspective in the surf with the whale.

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Conservation | Education | Reptiles

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What’s a pound net? | Corinne  buttonLink

What’s a pound net?

Before I share what I have learned with you, let me explain how I came to know about pound nets.

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Volunteering

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Reaching Out | Leah  buttonLink

I volunteer in other departments as well as in Shark Lagoon.  For the last few years, it has been my privilege to be the Community Outreach Coordinator in the Marketing Department.

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Education | Volunteering | Birds

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

There’s More Than You Think | Brittany  buttonLink

There’s More Than You Think

Volunteers are involved in other things other than regular volunteering with shifts and events. They get a chance to go places and do things that they don’t get a chance to do while actually being at the Aquarium. Read about some of my experience and a hopeful soon-to-be one.

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Education | Volunteering | Fish

Monday, November 12, 2007

Slower Season Still a Lot of Fun! | Josie  buttonLink

Slower Season Still a Lot of Fun!

It may be our slower time of year here at the Aquarium of the Pacific, but we still find lots of fun stuff to do since we have so many interesting animals—including an eel that had brain surgery—to discuss with our guests, some of whom don’t speak English. Our volunteers and staff handle these language situations with aplomb, often surprising everyone with their ability to sometimes speak to these guests anyway, in their own language.

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Volunteering | Birds | Mammals | Turtles

No Two Days Are Ever the Same! | Staci  buttonLink

No Two Days Are Ever the Same!

One of my favorite things about being a mammalogy volunteer is that when you walk through the doors early in the morning, you never know exactly what kind of different, exciting activities the day will bring!

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Fish

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Moorish Idols | David  buttonLink

Moorish Idols

They are the streamer dancers of the underwater world. Moorish idols have long flowing dorsal fins that flutters around in the water in a captivating dance as the fish swims through the water. They are also notoriously hard to keep in aquariums. So how does the Aquarium manage to keep a whole shoal of them in Shark Lagoon?

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Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Enjoying the Fun Antics of Parker the Sea Lion | Hugh  buttonLink

Enjoying the Fun Antics of Parker the Sea Lion

The aquatic equivalent of a Golden Retriever, Parker the California sea lion always tries so hard to please—leaving Aquarium staff and guests many enjoyable “Parker Moments” to remember.

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Volunteering | Sharks

Monday, November 05, 2007

Bull Shark Update and Other News | Leah  buttonLink

Bull shark moving and squid sniffing, business as usual at the Aquarium.

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Volunteering | Fish

Friday, November 02, 2007

Quarantine | David  buttonLink

Quarantine

One of the habitats I have the great pleasure of working on is P3, one of our many quarantine enclosures. Quarantining is very important for the health and well being of our animals because if we do not do it, there is a good chance our animals may become sick.

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