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Pacific Currents

Read the latest issues of Pacific Currents, our magazine created just for members.

Pacific Currents Fall 2017

Mighty Mangroves

Mangroves are critically important ecosystems for both marine life and people around the world—but they are rapidly disappearing.

Pacific Currents Spring 2017

FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing

Thousands of amphibian species have evolved into an incredibly diverse group of animals that are found on almost every continent. They are facing several threats that together are causing populations to decline rapidly.

Pacific Currents Winter 2017

The Lives of Whales

While whales are beloved by humans, there is still much we need to do to ensure their survival, which is critical to maintaining balance in the ocean.

Pacific Currents Fall 2016

Preventing Extinctions: What We Can Do to Help Endangered Animals

Understanding the threats endangered species face and lessons learned from the past can help us determine how best to avoid future extinctions

Pacific Currents Spring 2016

Horses and Dragons / Vanishing Animals

New exhibits at the Aquarium this summer include Horses and Dragons, which will highlight seahorses, seadragons, and their relatives, and Vanishing Animals, which will examine animal extinctions on land and how to prevent extinctions in the ocean.

Pacific Currents Winter 2016

El Niño: Impacts in California and Beyond

Strong El Niños bring warmer ocean waters and rainstorms to Southern California, impacting people and marine life. The phenomenon is a natural part of our climate cycle.

Pacific Currents Fall 2015

California's Drought

Read about California’s drought history, current research, government responses to the drought, and potential solutions.

Pacific Currents Spring 2015

Sea Jellies

These otherworldly animals are found in ocean and freshwater environments around the world. The Aquarium debuts new jellies exhibits in summer 2015.

Pacific Currents Winter 2015

Science on a Sphere: Using Technology to Tell Ocean Stories

Zoos, aquariums, planetariums, and other institutions now have a tool to help their visitors learn more about our planet and how changes to the environment affect life on Earth. Science on a Sphere is a high-tech display system created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Pacific Currents Fall 2014

Southern California Steelhead

The lifecycle of the Southern California steelhead demonstrates how the ocean and land environments are connected.