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A. Valles

Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s Virtual Urban Ocean Festival.

The event will include a virtual harbor cruise, time-lapse mural painting, educational videos, and more.

And much more to come soon…

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Virtual Urban Ocean Cruise

Tune in here at 9:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 2, to take a virtual journey aboard a tour boat and visit one of the most distinctive sections of the local coastline. Viewers will be able to virtually experience the wonders of Southern California’s urban ocean around the shores of Long Beach and San Pedro.

Stephen Jackson and Joanne Tawfilis mural detail
Tawfilis, CoFounder/Director, The Art Miles Mural Project

Time-Lapse Mural Painting by The Art Miles Mural Project

In celebration of our urban ocean, artist Stephen Jackson from The Art Miles Mural Project painted a beautiful mural showcasing the Aquarium and our local coastline. Art Miles CoFounder/Director Joanne Tawfilis coordinated the project and assisted Stephen. Tune in here at 9:00 a.m. on May 2 to see the time-lapsed painting, an interview with Stephen and Joanne, and the finished mural.

salmon cakes
Adobestock

Canned Salmon Cakes and Aioli Cooking Demonstration

Seafood from responsibly managed fisheries and farms provides health benefits for people and the planet. It has unique nutrients that can support heart and immune system health and is relatively easy and quick to prepare. Tune in here on Youtube at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, for a live cooking demonstration with Chef Ken Stewart, executive chef at Aquarium of the Pacific. He will share his easy recipe for salmon cakes and discuss the important role responsible seafood plays in human and environmental health with Seafood for the Future Director Kim Thompson.

Fisherman with mussels on a longline
SB Mariculture

Buying and preparing local, responsible seafood during coronavirus quarantine

Seafood from responsibly managed fisheries and farms provides health benefits for people and the planet. It has unique nutrients that can support heart and immune system health. Responsible seafood can also complement land-based food production systems to support a more stable supply of nutritious food in the changing climate. In addition, seafood is relatively easy and quick to prepare. It comes in many convenient options, including fresh, frozen, and canned. U.S. seafood is among the best managed in the world. Supporting local fishermen and seafood farmers provides greater assurances that the seafood is responsibly managed to support human and environmental health. Learn more about how to find and select responsible seafood from local fishermen and seafood farmers during COVID-19 here.

Kestrel

Animal appearances (Facebook live)

Tune in at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. on our Facebook page to learn about some of our animals with our husbandry staff.

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