Read the latest issues of Pacific Currents, our magazine created just for members.
Southern California Steelhead
The lifecycle of the Southern California steelhead demonstrates how the ocean and land environments are connected.
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.
Seahorses & Sea Dragons
Learn about seahorses and sea dragons, members of the syngnathid family of fishes.
Exploring the Ocean Today and Tomorrow
Learn about current expeditions and a recent gathering of ocean explorers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Climate, Carbon, and the Ocean
Most of our energy use results in carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. Some of this carbon dioxide is also absorbed by the ocean and could cause lasting changes to ocean chemistry and biology.