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New Boat Added to Whale Watch Fleet

Whale Watch

July 17, 2013

New Boat Added to Whale Watch Fleet

The new 150-passenger, 83-foot M/V Triumphant was christened by Harbor Breeze Cruises on July 17.

Explorers Gather to Draft First U.S. Ocean Exploration Plan

National Forum

July 5, 2013

Explorers Gather to Draft First U.S. Ocean Exploration Plan

    On July 19 and 20, 2013, more than 100 of the nation’s most preeminent ocean explorers and other experts will gather at the Aquarium of the Pacific to draft a national ocean exploration plan. Hosted in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this forum is the first of its kind.

    Ocean Conservation Awards Gala Honors Explorers

    Ocean Conservation Awards

    June 28, 2013

    Ocean Conservation Awards Gala Honors Explorers

    On June 15 the Aquarium of the Pacific celebrated its fifteenth anniversary and ocean exploration during the annual Ocean Conservation Awards Gala.

    Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    General

    June 11, 2013

    Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates its fifteenth anniversary on June 20, 2013. With 1.5 million visitors annually, the institution is the fourth-highest-attended aquarium in the United States.

    Charlie the Sea Otter Returns

    Animals

    June 3, 2013

    Charlie the Sea Otter Returns

    In April Charlie the southern sea otter returned to the Aquarium after a two-year stay at the Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz, California, where he participated in a study of sea otter hearing. 

    Chambered Nautiluses on Exhibit This Summer

    Animals

    May 28, 2013

    Chambered Nautiluses on Exhibit This Summer

    Several chambered nautiluses are on display in the Wonders of the Deep exhibit. Look for them in a cylindrical tank in an exhibit describing vertical migration.

    New Urban Ocean Show Explores a Sustainable Future

    Urban Ocean

    May 22, 2013

    New Urban Ocean Show Explores a Sustainable Future

    The Aquarium is featuring a new Science on a Sphere® show called Urban Ocean, presented daily in the Ocean Science Center.

    View Slime-Producing, Jawless Hagfish at the Aquarium

    Animals

    May 22, 2013

    View Slime-Producing, Jawless Hagfish at the Aquarium

    Look for the Aquarium’s hagfish in the Wonders of the Deep exhibit opening on May 24. A display featuring animals that feed on carcasses of whales at the seafloor will include hagfish, crabs, and other deep-sea animals.

    Aquatic Academy Develops Action Plan to Avoid the Environmental Cliff

    Aquatic Academy

    May 13, 2013

    Aquatic Academy Develops Action Plan to Avoid the Environmental Cliff

    The Aquarium of the Pacific hosted three sessions of its Aquatic Academy in February 2013. After presentations by speakers and discussion periods, Aquatic Academy participants compiled a plan to decarbonize society and reduce the impacts of climate change.

    Heritage Award Honoree Worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Accolades

    May 13, 2013

    Heritage Award Honoree Worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    A pioneer in the civil rights movement in the United States and proponent of nonviolent action, Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. was the Heritage Award honoree at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 2013 African-American Festival.

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