Friday, November 02, 2007
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.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Am I taking the bus again to the Aquarium any time soon? I doubt it. At least I was able to make it just in time for the New Member Night to handle some clingy sea stars and chat with some super smart kids.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Aquarium’s green practices, some of them due to efforts of the Green Team, help make a difference: saving water, electricity, and natural resources.
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!