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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.

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Trashin Fashion Contest

Participate

March 9, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Trashin Fashion Contest

March 9, 2011—The Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting its first Trashin Fashion Show and Contest during its annual Urban Ocean Festival on June 18 and 19, 2011. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the most creative eco-friendly design. The top 10 designs will be modeled and the winner announced on Saturday, June 18. All designs must be made of recycled materials. The goal of the contest is draw awareness to issues of pollution and creating a sustainable relationship with our urban ocean.

Aquarium of the Pacific Becomes the 1st Aquarium to Conduct Yale Project on Climate Change Survey

Research

February 28, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific Becomes the 1st Aquarium to Conduct Yale Project on Climate Change Survey

February 8, 2011—Long Beach, CA. The majority of guests visiting the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California perceive global climate change to be a threat, according to the Global Warming’s Six Americas Survey. These results have provided valuable insight into the way Aquarium visitors view global climate change and how the institution can tailor communications on the subject.

After the Gulf: What Did We Learn?

Aquatic Forum

January 27, 2011

After the Gulf: What Did We Learn?

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific released a report this Thursday regarding the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. In October the Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Research Institute conducted a forum called After The Gulf: What Did We Learn?. The forum brought together experts in offshore oil and gas, risk analysis and risk management, economics, renewable energy, shipping, vehicular transportation, environmental impacts, communication strategies, systems science, maritime law, and the Ocean Pollution Act; policy-makers; members of the U.S. Coast Guard who had spent months in the Gulf involved in the clean-up, and a representative of the State Lands Commission, which has authority over California’s offshore oil and gas industry.

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