Skip to main content

Today's Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Aquarium Audio

Hear Our Latest Aquacasts

Article Thumbnail

Josefin Stiller

The Mysterious Biology of Seadragons

Josefin Stiller recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on July 19, 2016. Stiller is a Ph.D. candidate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Article Thumbnail

Heather Lynch

Antarctic Penguins

Heather Lynch recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on March 17, 2015. Lynch is a member of the faculty in ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Article Thumbnail

Stephen Dunbar

ProTECTOR: Saving Turtles, Helping People

Stephen Dunbar recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on October 16, 2014. He discusses sea turtle conservation.
Article Thumbnail

Steve Haddock

Glowing Aliens: Diversity and Bioluminescence of Deep-Sea Jellies and Other Unusual Organisms

Steve Haddock recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on October 15, 2014. He discusses bioluminescent animals in the deep ocean.
Article Thumbnail

Tom Tomlinson

The Southern California Steelhead Story

Tom Tomlinson recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on May 8, 2014. He shares the natural history, local importance, and ecological role of the Southern California steelhead.
Article Thumbnail

Edith Widder

The Kraken Revealed: The Story Behind Finding the Giant Squid

Edith Widder recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on August 27, 2013. Widder is a deep-sea explorer, oceanographer, marine biologist, and co-founder of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association.
Article Thumbnail

The Arctic Fox

Resilient and adaptable as it is, will the arctic fox be able to survive the challenges ahead?

The IUCN lists the Arctic Fox as one of the species most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in its environment.
Article Thumbnail

A Lost Lizard Found

Rediscovering Kalabeck’s monitor

Monitors are intelligent carnivorous lizards that include the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. A species of monitor known as “Kalabeck’s monitor” was rediscovered in the 1990s after it had been re-identified as a distinct species. Baxter the monitor at the Aquarium is an example of this species.
Article Thumbnail

The Misunderstood Sand Tiger

An inoffensive shark with a fearsome visage

The menacing-looking sand tiger shark is unfairly labeled as a man-eater. The species is vulnerable across much of its range due to bycatch and recreational fishing. In Australia, efforts to restore the sharks’ population include endangered species listing, recovery planning, and captive breeding.
Article Thumbnail

Rescue Animals

The Aquarium provides a safe haven for numerous animals.

There are rescue animals, or animals that would not be able to survive in the wild, that reside at the Aquarium of the Pacific, including sea otters, sea lions, and other marine creatures. One of those is a recent addition to the Aquarium family, a sea lion named Odin. Despite the fact that Odin is nearly blind, he has acclimated to his new home quite nicely.
Article Thumbnail

Program Animals

Animals from land as well as the sea call the Aquarium home.

Aquarium of the Pacific visitors have the opportunity to not only interact with marine animals, but also discover some unexpected terrestrial creatures as well. These creatures are referred to as Program Animals, and include various mammals, birds and reptiles.
Article Thumbnail

Coral Reefs

The Diverse Ecosystem That Needs Saving

Coral reefs can be found all over the world, and are as old as they are diverse. Although they've survived millions of years, human impact threatens the longevity of coral reefs and the organisms that inhabit them.