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Biodiversity and the Gulf of California

The Gulf of California is home to a diverse assemblage of wildlife. This diversity is a reflection of the Gulf's distinctive geography. Impacts to wildlife from a variety of sources threaten many of the rare and endangered species that make the Gulf their home.

Audio Posted: September 15, 2008 | Running time: 5:56

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The Scalpel’s Edge  buttonLink

The sharp-tailed surgeonfish.

Surgeonfish are colorful members of coral reef communities throughout the tropical Pacific Ocean, popular with divers and aquarists. Their brilliant colors are a warning to potential predators of their sharp defenses.

Audio Posted: September 4, 2008 | Running time: 4:04

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Back to School  buttonLink

What purpose does a school serve?

As kids head back to classes this September, they aren't the only ones in school. Most species of fish form large aggregations called "schools" as well. The reasons why range from safety in numbers to finding food more easily to saving energy while swimming.

Audio Posted: August 27, 2008 | Running time: 4:39

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A Good Egg  buttonLink

Eggs-cellent adaptations protect cliff-dwelling seabird eggs

Seabirds nest in remote rookeries, often on high cliffs. Their eggs are adapted to survive the sometimes harsh, highly vertical environment where the birds nest.

Audio Posted: August 22, 2008 | Running time: 3:55

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The Six Senses of Sharks  buttonLink

Sharks have the same five senses as humans – plus one more!

Check out our "kid friendly" podcast that's all about sharks! This exclusive podcast includes terms that people of all ages can understand. You'll learn how sharks use their senses of hearing, smell, touch, taste, and sight. They also have a sixth sense, the ability to sense electricity.

Audio Posted: August 15, 2008 | Running time: 2:25

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Midnight Sun  buttonLink

Adapting to long summer days at high latitudes.

During the summer months above the Arctic Circle, the sun may stay above the horizon for up to weeks or months. Wildlife at these latitudes adapt to the absence of night.

Audio Posted: July 15, 2008 | Running time: 4:44

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The Grunion Return  buttonLink

The diminutive fish returns to the beaches of Southern California

Each year grunion return to the sandy beaches of Southern California to lay their eggs. This unusual spectacle is readily observable during a walk on the beach, provided you’re willing to stay up late enough.

Audio Posted: July 1, 2008 | Running time: 3:50

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Cultured Fish  buttonLink

Breeding marine animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarists at the Aquarium of the Pacific have achieved remarkable success in breeding marine organisms. This often involves interesting challenges that result from the unusual ways in which ocean-dwelling animals breed.

Audio Posted: May 30, 2008 | Running time: 5:21

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Going Deep  buttonLink

The remarkable adaptations of deep-diving seals

Seals have remarkable adaptations for surviving the cold, pressure, and darkness of deep water.

Audio Posted: May 15, 2008 | Running time: 3:38

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Animal News | Conservation | Education Audio | Marine Biology

A Lost Lizard Found  buttonLink

Rediscovering Kalabeck’s monitor

Monitors are intelligent carnivorous lizards that include the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. A species of monitor known as “Kalabeck’s monitor” was rediscovered in the 1990s after it had been re-identified as a distinct species. Baxter the monitor at the Aquarium is an example of this species.

Audio Posted: January 14, 2008 | Running time: 2:10

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The Misunderstood Sand Tiger  buttonLink

An inoffensive shark with a fearsome visage

The menacing-looking sand tiger shark is unfairly labeled as a man-eater. The species is vulnerable across much of its range due to bycatch and recreational fishing. In Australia, efforts to restore the sharks’ population include endangered species listing, recovery planning, and captive breeding.

Audio Posted: January 14, 2008 | Running time: 2:31

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Rescue Animals

Animal News | Conservation | Marine Biology

Rescue Animals  buttonLink

The Aquarium provides a safe haven for numerous animals.

There are rescue animals, or animals that would not be able to survive in the wild, that reside at the Aquarium of the Pacific, including sea otters, sea lions, and other marine creatures. One of those is a recent addition to the Aquarium family, a sea lion named Odin. Despite the fact that Odin is nearly blind, he has acclimated to his new home quite nicely.

Audio Posted: November 30, 2007 | Running time: 2:14

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Exhibits | Marine Biology

Sea Otter Habitat  buttonLink

Interesting Information on Our Sea Otter Habitat

An informative talk on the sea otters in our Sea Otter Habitat located in the Northern Pacific Gallery here at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 3:12

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