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New Webcams: Visit the Aquarium from Your Computer

Animals

February 6, 2012

New Webcams: Visit the Aquarium from Your Computer

The Aquarium of the Pacific has launched three new webcams, allowing visitors to the Aquarium’s website to get a fish-eye view inside Blue Cavern, Tropical Reef, and the Tropical Gallery’s Sex Change exhibit.

Aquarium Presents Glenn McIntyre Heritage Award to Ruben Rios

Accolades from Aquarium

February 3, 2012

Aquarium Presents Glenn McIntyre Heritage Award to Ruben Rios

Ruben Rios, who is paralyzed from the neck down, learned to paint with a mouth stick and has become an accomplished artist. He has been involved with the Aquarium’s Festival of Human Abilities for five years.

Whale Sightings Going Strong This Winter

Whale Watch

February 2, 2012

Whale Sightings Going Strong This Winter

In January whale watchers spotted gray whales, fin whales, and even orcas. In partnership with Harbor Breeze Cruises, the Aquarium of the Pacific offers daily whale watching cruises that launch from the dock right in front of the Aquarium.

Grants Support Aquarium’s Legacy Project

Education

January 30, 2012

Grants Support Aquarium’s Legacy Project

Funding from Oxy Long Beach, Inc. and the LeBurta Atherton Foundation, totaling $35,000, will provide science learning experiences to students, parents, and teachers at underserved Long Beach schools.

Poetry Contest Celebrates Southern California Urban Ocean in Words

Urban Ocean

January 19, 2012

Poetry Contest Celebrates Southern California Urban Ocean in Words

The Aquarium of the Pacific is now accepting entries for its second annual Urban Ocean Poetry Contest, which is held in conjunction with the Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival.

Gray Whales Arrive in Long Beach in Record Numbers

Whale Watch

January 14, 2012

Gray Whales Arrive in Long Beach in Record Numbers

This past December whale watchers spotted a record number of gray whales passing through the waters off of Long Beach and the sightings continue. Book a whale watch cruise to see these animals in the wild.

Aquarium Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

Board of Directors

January 9, 2012

Aquarium Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

The slate of prestigious new board members brings an ocean of expertise from diverse sectors, including energy, healthcare, corporate law, entertainment, and philanthropy.

The Southern California Urban Ocean—Awash in Opportunities; Strangled by Regulations

Op-Ed

January 6, 2012

The Southern California Urban Ocean—Awash in Opportunities; Strangled by Regulations

In this editorial, Aquarium of the Pacific President and CEO Jerry Schubel discusses the Southern California Urban Ocean and its potential for contributing to the state’s economic recovery. He also advocates for strategies to protect marine life and promote sustainability.

American Kestrel Part of Aquarium’s Raptor Collection

Animals

January 4, 2012

American Kestrel Part of Aquarium’s Raptor Collection

The Aquarium of the Pacific is home to a small group of raptors, or birds of prey, including the American Kestrel. It is the smallest, most common, and most colorful of the North American falcons.

Aquarium Continues Partnership with NOAA

Aquarium Partnerships

December 29, 2011

Aquarium Continues Partnership with NOAA

Experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regularly share knowledge with the Aquarium and collaborate on forums and exhibit development.

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