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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.

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.

Male Harbor Seal Pup Born at the Aquarium

Animals

May 8, 2013

Male Harbor Seal Pup Born at the Aquarium

Harbor seal Shelby gave birth to a male pup on Wednesday, May 1. The pup weighed about 30 pounds at birth. This is Shelby’s second pup.

Aquarium Launches New Animal Care Wish List

Animals

March 27, 2013

Aquarium Launches New Animal Care Wish List

A new program allows the public to directly support the care of the Aquarium’s animal collection.

Aquarium Adds Black-Backed Magpie to Bird Collection

Animals

March 4, 2013

Aquarium Adds Black-Backed Magpie to Bird Collection

The Black-Backed Magpie is housed in the exhibits near the Lorikeet Forest entrance. Native to Australia and Southern New Guinea, these birds prefer grassland habitats.

Female Collared Aracari Joins Male on Exhibit

Animals

February 25, 2013

Female Collared Aracari Joins Male on Exhibit

The Collared Aracaris can be found in the outdoor exhibit between Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest. With their colorful plumage and large beaks, these birds are recognizable as members of the toucan family of birds.

Meet the Aquarium’s Fascinating Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Animals

February 18, 2013

Meet the Aquarium’s Fascinating Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Look for the Aquarium’s flamboyant cuttlefish in the Jewels of the Pacific exhibit in the Tropical Pacific gallery.

Laughing Kookaburra Now on Exhibit

Animals

February 11, 2013

Laughing Kookaburra Now on Exhibit

Joining the aquarium’s bird collection is a female laughing Kookaburra, on exhibit outside the entrance to Lorikeet Forest. 

Gidget the Sea Otter Moves to Monterey

Animals

February 5, 2013

Gidget the Sea Otter Moves to Monterey

At the Sea Otter Rescue and Conservation (SORAC) center, Gidget will serve as a surrogate mother to help raise orphaned sea otter pups.

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