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Cool videos for teachers (and maybe students too…)

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 2 Comments

Alie LeBeau

We all know that YouTube is usually associated with funny clips that entertain and, let’s admit it, distract us from work. I mean the evolution of dance video is hilarious!

But the Aquarium of the Pacific has its own YouTube channel. There are some incredible videos that can provide you and your students an insider’s view of the Aquarium. There are sharks, whales, lorikeets, scuba divers, and happy kids! One of my favorite new additions is Sea Lion Cam. Created by one of our wonderful mammalogist volunteers, Hugh, the ring camera gives us a sea lion perspective on the habitat. I’ve always wanted to swim in the exhibit with our pinnipeds, and thanks to Hugh, now I can!

If you’re looking for more background information about animals, you might want to check out the multimedia section of our website. There are AquaCasts which you can even download to your MP3 player, videos, an Online Learning Center, and more. You can even access complete lectures from our guest speaker series. It’s a great way to feed the bio nerd growing inside us all (or is that just me?).

We want to keep providing you with resources that excite and inspire you to use the ocean in your classroom. If there is something you need, please let us know. We are a work in progress!

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chris zaragoza

Monday, March 01, 2010 02:02 PM

hi i’m in 6 grade and i live in chicago il i was born in ca when i was 8 years old icame to visit ur aqurim with my family i loved it.i’m writeing a research report about beluga whales i need to chose three topics so i chose where they live what they eat and size could u help me

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Alie

Monday, March 01, 2010 03:14 PM

Hi Chris!
Belugas are pretty cool animals. They live in the very cold waters around the north pole. They are distinct because of their uniform white coloration. They are very vocal and can be heard making clicks, squeaks, and more. Adult belugas can be up to 16 ft and eat a diet of fish, squid, and crustaceans.
Good luck with your report! Be sure to search lots of different sources to get the most accurate information.

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