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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon | Hugh  buttonLink

“Wallaby-Wannabe” Paddington the Dusky Pademelon

A small kangaroo-like critter helps a husbandry volunteer celebrate his birthday.

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Fish | Sharks

Friday, September 21, 2007

Shark Babies | David  buttonLink

Shark Babies

Happy sharks means lots of babies. Lots of babies also means bites.

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Education | Volunteering | Fish | Sharks

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Early One Day, Late the Next | Brittany  buttonLink

Early One Day, Late the Next

What was it like for me to volunteer two days in a row? Why was Young Professionals Night such a blast to participate in? Also, find out about the new creature lurking in our Shark Lagoon and read about my one of many “happy spurts”!

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Birds | Invertebrates | Reptiles

Monday, September 17, 2007

Stand-Out Moments Make Job Fun and Helping Children Is Rewarding | Josie  buttonLink

Stand-Out Moments Make Job Fun and Helping Children Is Rewarding

Helping children find the groups from which they have separated, answering questions, and seeing people enjoy new experiences are things that happen often at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Seeing those children reunited with the adults with whom they came is rewarding, answering those questions—sometimes the answers resolve bets—is rewarding, and seeing people experience new things make my job at the Aquarium worthwhile and loads of fun.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Mammals

Friday, September 14, 2007

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals? | Staci  buttonLink

Training: Why Do We Train Our Marine Mammals?

Have you ever seen a sea lion speeding through the water like a torpedo and then doing a dynamic leap into the air?  A harbor seal gracefully twirling in her pool?  How about a sea otter coming up on deck and standing up on its rear flippers?  Chances are you have if you’ve observed any of our marine mammal training sessions here at the Aquarium.  Animals have always amazed me with their abilities and adaptations, and its always exciting to see them in action. However, it’s not all about fun and entertainment. Though entertainment and teaching the public about environmental conservation are extremely important, there are some other very important reasons we train our animals.  Reasons that directly benefit the animals themselves, and that’s what it’s all about.

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Conservation | Volunteering | Birds | Mammals

Thursday, September 13, 2007

RADIO FLYER The Wild Western Gull | Hugh  buttonLink

RADIO FLYER The Wild Western Gull

A wild Western gull chooses the Aquarium’s seal and sea lion exhibit to raise his young.

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Animal Updates | Sharks

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bonnethead Sharks | Leah  buttonLink

Bonnethead Sharks

A New Addition to the Shark Lagoon Family!

We have a new addition to the Shark Lagoon family, a bonnethead shark. These sharks have a head shape similar to a hammerhead. It is so cute! Our newest addition is about 46 centimeters (18 inches) long on its way to a length of about 0.7-1 m (2.3-3.3 ft.). It is adjusting well to its new home and eating well on a diet of restaurant quality seafood.

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Fish | Sharks

Friday, September 07, 2007

Zebra Sharks! | David  buttonLink

Zebra Sharks!

Yin, Yang and their cartilaginous kin.

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Education | Volunteering

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Randomness of it All | Brittany  buttonLink

The Randomness of it All

Read about the major celebrity that visited the Aquarium, some of the many reasons why I love interacting with guests, a tea party for a fellow staff member, and more!

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