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Best of the West Chowderfest Spotlights Sustainable Seafood

Seafood for the Future

March 25, 2013

Best of the West Chowderfest Spotlights Sustainable Seafood

Using ingredients that ranged from Kellet’s whelk to sablefish, chefs from across Long Beach competed to win judges’ and People’s Choice awards during the second annual Chowderfest.

Workshop Gathers U.S. Aquariums to Discuss Extreme Weather-Related Events

Workshop

March 25, 2013

Workshop Gathers U.S. Aquariums to Discuss Extreme Weather-Related Events

The workshop focused on efforts to increase community resilience through public education and outreach designed and delivered through the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center Network.

Multimedia Dance Performance Will Illustrate Ocean Impacts

Arts | Conservation

March 15, 2013

Multimedia Dance Performance Will Illustrate Ocean Impacts

Monterey, California-based SpectorDance collaborated with scientists and educators to create a performance illustrating the ever-changing events affecting the ocean.

Aquarium Adds Black-Backed Magpie to Bird Collection

Animals

March 4, 2013

Aquarium Adds Black-Backed Magpie to Bird Collection

The Black-Backed Magpie is housed in the exhibits near the Lorikeet Forest entrance. Native to Australia and Southern New Guinea, these birds prefer grassland habitats.

State Superintendent Honors Aquarium for Videoconferencing Program

Accolades

February 25, 2013

State Superintendent Honors Aquarium for Videoconferencing Program

Videoconferencing allows Aquarium educators to provide live, hands-on learning experiences for students around the world.

Female Collared Aracari Joins Male on Exhibit

Animals

February 25, 2013

Female Collared Aracari Joins Male on Exhibit

The Collared Aracaris can be found in the outdoor exhibit between Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest. With their colorful plumage and large beaks, these birds are recognizable as members of the toucan family of birds.

Meet the Aquarium’s Fascinating Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Animals

February 18, 2013

Meet the Aquarium’s Fascinating Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Look for the Aquarium’s flamboyant cuttlefish in the Jewels of the Pacific exhibit in the Tropical Pacific gallery.

Laughing Kookaburra Now on Exhibit

Animals

February 11, 2013

Laughing Kookaburra Now on Exhibit

Joining the aquarium’s bird collection is a female laughing Kookaburra, on exhibit outside the entrance to Lorikeet Forest. 

Call for Submissions: Aquarium of the Pacific Gift Store

Arts

February 5, 2013

Call for Submissions: Aquarium of the Pacific Gift Store

The Aquarium and the Arts Council for Long Beach seek Greater Long Beach artists to submit original artwork to be displayed and sold at the Aquarium’s newly remodeled Pacific Collections gift store.

Gidget the Sea Otter Moves to Monterey

Animals

February 5, 2013

Gidget the Sea Otter Moves to Monterey

At the Sea Otter Rescue and Conservation (SORAC) center, Gidget will serve as a surrogate mother to help raise orphaned sea otter pups.

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