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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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Education | Volunteering

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Lost on the Bus but at Home at the Aquarium | Brittany  buttonLink

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.

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Conservation

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Aquarium Committed to “Greening the Institution” | Josie  buttonLink

Aquarium Committed to “Greening the Institution”

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.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Friday, October 26, 2007

Restaurant Quality, Sustainable Seafood = Happy, Healthy Animals! | Staci  buttonLink

Restaurant Quality, Sustainable Seafood = Happy, Healthy Animals!

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.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Birds

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Abe the Avocet and a Rescued Snowy Egret | Hugh  buttonLink

Abe the Avocet and a Rescued Snowy Egret

An American Avocet is introduced to the Shorebird Sanctuary Exhibit and a injured wild Snowy Egret undergoes rehabilitation at the Aquarium.

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