Hear Our Latest Aquacasts
Ctenophores: The Other Jellyfish
Claudia Mills recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on July 30, 2015. Claudia Mills is an independent research scientist at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories located on San Juan Island off the coast of Washington state.
Natural History of Sea Slugs
Kevin Lee recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on June 3, 2015. Lee is a SCUBA diver and underwater photographer.
Using Robots and Drones to Track Sharks
Chris Lowe recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on May 27, 2015. Lowe runs the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach.
The Horseshoe Crab: National and International Perspectives
Mark Botton recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on January 8, 2015. He discussed horseshoe crab conservation and their role in human health care.
The Lovely Life of the Monarch Butterfly
Susie Vanderlip recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on August 14, 2014. Vanderlip is a monarch butterfly citizen scientist, assisting in Monarch Health Initiative research. She raises monarch butterflies in Orange, California.
Gentle Jaws: Diving with Whale Sharks
Ken Kurtis recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on April 24, 2014. Kurtis is a SCUBA instructor with the National Association of Underwater Instructors, owner of Reef Seekers Dive Co. in Beverly Hills, and a dive team leader at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Remember the Titans: Communication and Social Learning Among Northern Elephant Seals
Colleen Reichmuth and Caroline Casey recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on April 3, 2014. They study elephant seals and several other kinds of marine mammals at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs
Judith Weis recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on February 13, 2014. Weis is a professor of biological sciences at Rutgers University.
Plight of the Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
Debra and Vincent Canabal recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on January 30, 2014. The Canabals are owners and operators of Epic Diving in the Bahamas.
The Wonderful World of Worms
Leslie Harris recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on January 23, 2014. Harris is the collections manager for the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum’s polychaete (marine annelid worms) collection.
A master of disguise!
Clever, showy, and masters of disguise, these tiny predators may be unable to hide from their most serious threat.
Elegance, grace and tenacity in white
Found throughout the western hemisphere, this elegant and graceful bird possesses some unique survival skills.
Hunter or hunted?
"Shark!" The mere word evokes fear in many people! In recent history, shark attack upon humans has been one of the most feared (and most misunderstood) natural dangers to man. In reality, it is the shark that has become the hunted.
Spheniscus Magellanicus, A Penguin for All Seasons
Throughout history, penguins have captured the hearts and imagination of people of all ages. Comical and endearing, our perception of this awkward creature belies its amazing abilities to survive in the ocean and on land.
Rob Mortensen, who spoke at the Aquarium on October 25, 2011, is the Aquariums assistant curator of birds and mammals. He previously served as a zookeeper at the Santa Barbara Zoo, a senior aquarist at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and an attack helicopter crew chief for the U.S. Army.