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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.

Rescued Sea Otter Finds a New Home at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Animals

December 10, 2010

Rescued Sea Otter Finds a New Home at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Thursday, December 9, 2010, Long Beach, CA—Aquarium visitors have the chance to take a sneak a peek of the newest furry baby animal at the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific through daily Behind-the-Scenes Tours starting this Friday, Dec. 10. The three-month old orphaned otter was stranded and rescued off of Santa Cruz when she was just weeks old.

Aquarium of the Pacific Certifies Emissions Inventory for the Fourth Year in a Row

General

December 8, 2010

Aquarium of the Pacific Certifies Emissions Inventory for the Fourth Year in a Row

Long Beach, California, December 8, 2010—The Aquarium of the Pacific has successfully certified its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory with the California Climate Action Registry for the fourth year in a row.

Urban Ocean Poetry Contest Winners

Arts

October 27, 2010

Urban Ocean Poetry Contest Winners

October 26, 2010, Long Beach, CA. The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce the winners of its Urban Ocean Poetry Contest that was open to local high school students.

Wadsworth Family Wins 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid

General

October 12, 2010

Wadsworth Family Wins 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid

October 12, 2010—Long Beach, Calif. The Aquarium of the Pacific and founding sponsor American Honda Motor Co., Inc. awarded the winner of the annual Honda Opportunity Drawing with the keys to a 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid.

Aquarium of the Pacific Breaks Ground on New Exhibit Gallery Opening Summer 2011

Exhibits

October 1, 2010

Aquarium of the Pacific Breaks Ground on New Exhibit Gallery Opening Summer 2011

September 30, 2010—Long Beach, CA. The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific broke ground today and revealed renderings of its next major project opening in summer 2011. The Ocean Science Center will feature an immersive exhibit area for exploring ocean phenomena and the many ways societies depend on the World Ocean.

Aquarium Workshop Examines Marine Protected Areas Along North America’s Pacific Coast

Workshops

September 25, 2010

Aquarium Workshop Examines Marine Protected Areas Along North America’s Pacific Coast

Experts discussed the role of public support in protecting special places in the Gulf of California and the Southern California Bight.

Aquarium of the Pacific Mourns the Loss of Summer the Otter

Animals

September 15, 2010

Aquarium of the Pacific Mourns the Loss of Summer the Otter

September 15, 2010, Long Beach, CA—The Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved animals, a sea otter named Summer.

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