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Please see below for our recent press releases. Digital images and b-roll video are available on request; please contact our public relations team.

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Teburoro Tito, Kiribati's ambassador to the United States; Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific president and CEO; and Anne Cohen, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution associate scientist, in discussion at the workshop in December 2018.

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May 2, 2019

Aquarium Releases Report on Climate-Resilient Corals

The report on "super corals" is now available for download.

The report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop with coral experts from around the world held at the Aquarium in 2018.

Pacific Islander Festival hula dancers

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May 2, 2019

Celebrate the Cultures of the Pacific Islands During Aquarium’s 16th Annual Pacific Islander Festival

Experience dance, music, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at the Aquarium of the Pacific

The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances.

Earth from space showing Pacific Ocean

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May 2, 2019

Aquarium Hosts Its Annual Earth Day Celebration

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Earth Day Celebration.

Visitors will have the chance to visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations and to participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages.

Charlie the sea otter is seen from the shoulders up facing to the left with his muzzle and whiskers reflecting light

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May 2, 2019

Aquarium Pays Tribute to Charlie the Sea Otter

Charlie, who was the oldest living southern sea otter, passed away on April 22. He was twenty-two years old.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the loss of Charlie the southern sea otter, who passed away on Monday, April 22.

Trashin Fashion models wearing dresses made of recycled materials

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March 7, 2019

Explore and Celebrate Southern California’s Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival, March 30-31

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its tenth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019.

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its tenth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019.

Cambodian Dancers

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March 5, 2019

Celebrate Kids at the Aquarium’s 14th Annual International Children’s Festival

Celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures, this festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance performances.

The International Children’s Festival features dance and music performed by children, interactive programs for all ages and educational programs.

Old Fashioned Diving Suit

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March 4, 2019

Aquarium Offers Free Admission to SCUBA Divers During its 18th Annual Divers Day Festival

Dive in to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 18th annual Divers Day Festival on Saturday, March 9, to experience live dive demonstrations and to meet more than 11,000 animals.

Guests can enjoy special dive-related presentations and demonstrations, and FREE Aquarium admission will be granted to certified divers on March 9, 2019.

Charlie the sea otter rests on an ice pile and touches his nose to a frozen birthday cupcake treat in the Aquarium's sea otter exhibit

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March 2, 2019

Southern Sea Otter Celebrates his 22nd Birthday at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Charlie, one of the Aquarium’s original charter animals, turned twenty-two today and is now the second southern sea otter on record to ever reach that age.

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Charlie the southern sea otter turned 22—continuing his record as the oldest southern sea otter in an aquarium or zoo.

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February 22, 2019

Dance Under the Sea Stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-Themed Night

Enjoy live Latin bands, DJs, a scavenger hunt with prizes, Latin cuisine, and the ambiance of the Aquarium at night at a discounted price

Guests can party with the sea stars and learn about marine life and the environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed late night, Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars), on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

hammerhead shark and hermit crap puppets in front of brick backdrop

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February 22, 2019

Aquarium’s Straw Cops Follows Seymour the Shark and Captain Quinn as They Stop the Spread of Single-Use Plastic

The Aquarium of the Pacific is premiering a video for National Skip the Straw Day on February 22 called Straw Cops.

In celebration of National Skip the Straw Day on February 22, the Aquarium has created a new comedy short video starring its beloved Pacific Pals characters to encourage the public to avoid single-use plastic.

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