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Addressing Ocean Issues

Aquatic Forum

June 20, 2011

Addressing Ocean Issues

The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced that it will be leading a gathering of key stakeholders in making the first attempt in the nation to apply coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) on Southern California’s urban ocean in late July.

Aquarium’s Freeze Flash Mob Sends Creative Climate Change Message

The Big Freeze

May 27, 2011

Aquarium’s Freeze Flash Mob Sends Creative Climate Change Message

An unusual incident in the Great Hall last Wednesday, May 25, was actually a pre-planned event meant to communicate an urgent message about climate change in a way that would grab attention and surprise Aquarium visitors.

Aquarium of the Pacific Mourns the Loss of Odin the Sea Lion

Animals

May 16, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific Mourns the Loss of Odin the Sea Lion

The Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the passing of Odin, one of its most beloved California sea lions. Odin passed away Sunday afternoon moments after a sudden onset of tremors. Prior to this, Odin’s behavior had been normal.

Over 500 Students Visit the Aquarium During Grand Prix Friday Thanks to SAVOR… Scholarship

Education

April 15, 2011

Over 500 Students Visit the Aquarium During Grand Prix Friday Thanks to SAVOR… Scholarship

The Aquarium officially dedicated and renamed its outdoor classroom in recognition of SAVOR…Long Beach’s continued commitment to sustainability and education.

Penguins Stranded in Brazil Arrive at Aquarium of the Pacific

Animals | Penguins

April 11, 2011

Penguins Stranded in Brazil Arrive at Aquarium of the Pacific

On April 7, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach welcomed five rescued Magellanic penguins, becoming the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collections. Experts believe climate change may be causing Magellanic penguins to travel farther in search of food, stranding them outside their usual range.

Aquarium of the Pacific to Open Two New Exhibits in May

Exhibits

April 11, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific to Open Two New Exhibits in May

The Aquarium of the Pacific will introduce two new exhibits this summer, inviting visitors to learn more about Earth’s extreme environments, climate change, and timely ocean issues.

Aquarium’s Sea Otter Charlie to Participate in Auditory Study

Animals

March 29, 2011

Aquarium’s Sea Otter Charlie to Participate in Auditory Study

In April one of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s five southern sea otters will travel north to Santa Cruz, California to participate in an auditory study. This study is being conducted by researchers at the Pinniped Cognition & Sensory Systems Laboratory based at the Long Marine Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Aquarium of the Pacific Participates in It Gets Better

General

March 25, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific Participates in It Gets Better

The staff at the Aquarium of the Pacific share personal stories for the It Gets Better Project. Warning: This video contains some language that may not be appropriate for young children.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority Acquires 100 Acres of Wetlands Property for Restoration Purposes

Conservation

March 24, 2011

Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority Acquires 100 Acres of Wetlands Property for Restoration Purposes

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) acquired approximately 100 acres of the Hellman Ranch Property in Seal Beach on December 27, 2010 in an effort to protect and restore what is left of the Los Cerritos wetlands. Restoration efforts to return the Los Cerritos Wetlands into a functioning wetland can now begin on 166 acres of wetland property

Aquarium of the Pacific Mourns the Loss of Miller the Sea Lion

Animals

March 16, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific Mourns the Loss of Miller the Sea Lion

March 16, 2011, Long Beach, CA—The Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved animals, Miller the California sea lion. Miller was the fifth oldest male sea lion in any zoological institution and had recently “retired” to the Aquarium’s behind-the-scenes area for marine mammals.

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