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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.

Abalone Program Aids in Conservation Efforts

Animals

December 22, 2011

Abalone Program Aids in Conservation Efforts

Program features first-of-its-kind propagation system and helps educate Aquarium visitors about abalone and their habitats.

Aquarium of the Pacific Holds Styrofoam Drive to Turn Trash Into Surfboards

Participate

December 21, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific Holds Styrofoam Drive to Turn Trash Into Surfboards

The Aquarium is holding a post-holiday polystyrene foam collection drive in partnership with Sustainable Surf. The foam will be recycled into new eco-friendly surfboards.

Last Chance to see Award-Winning Photos on Exhibit at the Aquarium

Arts

December 16, 2011

Last Chance to see Award-Winning Photos on Exhibit at the Aquarium

Photos from the exhibit, which closes January 15, were used to select photographer Daniel Beltrá as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year for the 2011 Veolia Environment photo contest.

Aquarium Participates in GovGreen Conference

Conservation

December 16, 2011

Aquarium Participates in GovGreen Conference

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s President and CEO Jerry Schubel attended the second annual GovGreen conference in Washington, D.C. in December. Schubel was also a speaker at the conference.

California Spiny Lobsters Finish Annual Molting

Animals

December 8, 2011

California Spiny Lobsters Finish Annual Molting

Adult lobsters molt once a year, usually in the fall months. This year the Aquarium’s lobsters began exhibiting signs of molting in late September and had completed the process by mid-November.

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