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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Bryde’s Whale Spotted In SoCal | James S.

Bryde’s Whale Spotted In SoCal

Bryde’s whales have been spotted again in Southern California, along with humpbacks, Risso’s dolphins, and a late season blue whale cow/calf pair. Let’s explore Bryde’s whales in this blog entry.

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Thursday, September 05, 2019

2010 Look Back: The Sounds of an Orphan Baby Otter Named Ollie | Hugh

2010 Look Back: The Sounds of an Orphan Baby Otter Named Ollie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 86

A look back to the sights and sounds of an orphan baby otter named Ollie in 2010.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Get Ready For Some Serious Acrobatics | James S.

Get Ready For Some Serious Acrobatics

The past couple weeks have seen some amazing acrobatics and high flying dolphins playing within the wake of the whale watch boats. The dolphins have been very playful, even the Risso’s dolphins were getting playful with the boat.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Dolphins, Whales, And A Rare Visit From Sperm Whales! | James S.

Dolphins, Whales, And A Rare Visit From Sperm Whales!

As the season starts to turn away from vacations and time off school our whale sightings haven’t caught the message with lots of dolphins, more blue whales, and a rare visit from a couple of sperm whales off of Point Vicente.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ollie Being Ollie | Hugh

Ollie Being Ollie

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 85

Ollie is the smartest and most entertainingly spontaneous sea otter I’ve ever met. I call her creative behaviors just Ollie being Ollie.

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Timelapse Tour of the Aquarium | Hugh

Timelapse Tour of the Aquarium

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 84

Touring the entire aquarium in under 3 minutes via a timelapse video.

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

Beautiful Summer of Whales | James S.

Beautiful Summer of Whales

It’s been a beautiful summer of whales! Not only has our first major expansion, Pacific Visions, opened this summer but we have had a great season full of marine life diversity!

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Many Faces of Ollie the Sea Otter | Hugh

The Many Faces of Ollie the Sea Otter

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 83

Training Ollie the sea otter to take selfies to capture her facial expressions.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Avocet Chicks | Hugh

Avocet Chicks

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 82

What looks like an eight-legged shorebird is actually an American Avocet with three chicks underneath her wings. The long legs of the Avocet give an almost spider-like look to the bird when she is sheltering her equally long-legged chicks.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cleaner Wrasse “Clean” a Grouper | Hugh

Cleaner Wrasse “Clean” a Grouper

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 81

In between when I finish preparing the sea otter’s food and the morning staff briefing one of my favorite places to spend that time is in the Tropical Pacific viewing tunnel watching the cleaner wrasse going to work.

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