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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.

Pacific Currents Spring 2014

Behind the Scenes at the Aquarium

Find out about the operations that go into running a world-class aquarium in a typical twenty-four-hour period.

Pacific Currents Winter 2014

Seahorses & Sea Dragons

Learn about seahorses and sea dragons, members of the syngnathid family of fishes.

Pacific Currents Fall 2013

Exploring the Ocean Today and Tomorrow

Learn about current expeditions and a recent gathering of ocean explorers.

Pacific Currents Spring 2013

Ocean Exploration

Learn about the Aquarium’s ocean exploration programming and new Wonders of the Deep exhibit opening this summer. New programs include films, lectures, and live feeds from exploration vessels at sea.

Pacific Currents Winter 2013

Seals & Sea Lions

Learn about the Aquarium’s harbor seals and California sea lions. These marine mammals have adaptations that help them live in cold ocean waters and take long, deep dives in pursuit of food. In Animal Updates, read about new arrivals at the Aquarium, including a Black-Backed Magpie, Collared Aracari, Laughing Kookaburra, and flamboyant cuttlefish. The Focus on Sustainability column covers the winter rainy season in Southern California and how it creates storm water runoff that carries trash and other pollution from city streets into waterways and eventually into the ocean.

Pacific Currents Fall 2012

The Aquarium’s Feathered Friends

Learn about the robust collection of birds at the Aquarium of the Pacific, including diving birds, shorebirds, lorikeets, and birds of prey. In Animal Updates, read about Bixby the harbor seal pup, Betty the sea otter, and a breeding pair of Guam Micronesian Kingfishers recently put on public exhibit. The Focus on Sustainability column covers resources for locating Southern California’s marine protected areas and learning the regulations that govern them. In Conservation Corner, learn about local seabirds and the threats they face in the wild.

Pacific Currents Spring 2012

Meet Our New Penguins

Penguins are found on four continents in the Southern Hemisphere and live in regions that range from the cold and icy Antarctic to the warm and temperate shores of South Africa and the Galapagos Islands. Learn about the variety of the world’s penguins and the Magellanic Penguins that will make their home at the Aquarium.

Pacific Currents Winter 2012

The Wide World of Marine Invertebrates

Marine invertebrate animals range from the simple sponge to the sophisticated octopus, but they all have one thing in common: no backbone.

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