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Ny Alesund II by Danielle Eubank

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October 16, 2019

Aquarium Presents Art Exhibit, Ocean Resiliency: The Expeditions of Danielle Eubank

The Aquarium will display art by painter Danielle Eubank resulting from her twenty-year quest to capture all the world’s oceans.

For her One Artist Five Oceans project, Danielle Eubank has sailed and painted all of the oceans on the planet. Her artwork will be on view at the Aquarium November 5 to January 5.

American alligator

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October 15, 2019

Meet Conservation Ambassadors at the Aquarium on October 19 and 20

Animals including an alligator, kangaroo, porcupine, and beaver will participate in shows and meet-and-greets throughout the weekend.

The Aquarium will host special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows.

Hog Island algae on mudflats

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September 23, 2019

Aquarium to Support Research on Policy Barriers for Responsible Marine Aquaculture

Marine aquaculture is the practice of farming seafood products, including finfish, shellfish, and seaweed, in the ocean.

Through its Seafood for the Future program, the Aquarium will participate in a two-year research project to assess how changing policies and fisheries conditions in the United States may have supported or hindered development of this industry.

Jerry Schubel Portrait Horizontal

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September 6, 2019

Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel Announces Intention to Retire

Dr. Schubel led the Aquarium in developing programs and exhibits that go beyond the offerings of a typical Aquarium, connecting the public with ocean science through the visual and performing arts, multimedia, and technology.

Dr. Schubel joined the Aquarium in 2002. He will remain in his current role while the Aquarium’s Board of Directors conducts a search for his replacement.

Young girl watches as cleaner shrimp climb on her hand inside small aquarium

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September 4, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Fall

Visit in fall to see new animals, experience cultural festivals, and learn more about our planet.

This fall at the Aquarium, see new animals, enjoy seasonal festivals and special events, and experience Pacific Visions.

Young girl looking and pointing at Aquarium exhibit

Get Involved

August 15, 2019

Help Fund Aquarium Field Trips for Students

The Aquarium is launching a fundraising campaign from August 20 to 28 to support its scholarship program, which provides free field trips for students from eligible underserved schools.

Contributions to the Field Trip Face Campaign August 20 to 28 will be matched by a $5,000 grant from the Whitney Young Children’s Foundation, $5,000 from the Schulzman-Neri Foundation, and a $1,000 matching grant from the Mike and Diane Jensen Family.

Painting of an orca swimming underwater with tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and penguins

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August 9, 2019

Art Exhibit on View This Fall Celebrates the Ocean and Marine Life

The Aquarium will display an exhibit of ocean-themed artwork by painter John Enright from August 19 through October 30.

The Aquarium will display an exhibit of ocean-themed artwork by painter John Enright from August 19 through October 30.

Lola the cockatoo

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July 9, 2019

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors at Pacific Visions

See these animals up close, take photos, and get a chance to learn about the conservation of these species

Visitors can see animal ambassadors up close in four sessions held daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Visitors watch yellowtail

What's New

June 24, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Summer

Explore pathways to a sustainable future in Pacific Visions, plus visit 12,000 animals in over 100 exhibits.

The Aquarium offers fun for the whole family, including animals you can touch, whale watching cruises, daily shows with our animal care experts, convenient parking, and its new Pacific Visions wing featuring an immersive theater show.

Dr. Sandy Trautwein and Dr. Gregory Stone discuss coral conservation at the Aquarium's 2018 workshop on super corals.

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June 13, 2019

Aquarium Releases Report on Super Coral Workshop

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world, including representatives from Pacific Island nations.

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world.

Visitors watch yellowtail

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May 23, 2019

Visit the New Pacific Visions Wing

The Aquarium’s new Pacific Visions wing is now open

Journey inside the new stunning glass building to experience a state-of–the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging multimedia displays, and live animal exhibits.

Epaulette Shark

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May 15, 2019

Aquarium Partners with CSULB to Study Shark Adaptations

Kevin Travis, a graduate student at California State University, Long Beach, is studying epaulette sharks from the Aquarium

Investigating how some sharks are specially adapted to be able to “walk” on their pectoral fins to move between aquatic and land environments.

Charlie the sea otter is seen from the shoulders up facing to the left with his muzzle and whiskers reflecting light

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April 22, 2019

Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Charlie the Sea Otter

The Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the loss of Charlie the southern sea otter, who passed away on Monday, April 22.

Charlie passed away on Monday, April 22, at the age of twenty-two. He was oldest southern sea otter living at a zoo or aquarium.

Staff member uses reusable cup at beverage station

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April 22, 2019

Aquarium Continues Efforts to Avoid Single-Use Plastic

On Earth Day 2019 the Aquarium of the Pacific, along with nearly two dozen other aquariums across the United States, is committing to new practices to bring the facility closer to eliminating single-use plastic.

On Earth Day 2019 the Aquarium of the Pacific, along with nearly two dozen other aquariums across the United States, is committing to new practices to bring the facility closer to eliminating single-use plastic.

Photograph pf a container ship on the ocean viewed through rescue ring buoy labeled Triumphant

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March 29, 2019

Aquarium Displays Port of Long Beach PHOTO Exhibit

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Aquarium is displaying an exhibit of photographs from the Port of Long Beach’s 2018 PHOTO program presented in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Aquarium is displaying an exhibit of photographs from the Port of Long Beach’s 2018 PHOTO program presented in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

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