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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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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

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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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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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Diving Birds  buttonLink

Horned Puffins Flocking to Southern California

There are several types of diving birds that can be found at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Horned Puffins, in particular, prove to be popular among visitors. And Horned Puffins have been sighted in Southern California more than ever before.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 1:55

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