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The Flamboyant Cuttlefish

A master of disguise!

Clever, showy, and masters of disguise, these tiny predators may be unable to hide from their most serious threat.
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The Snowy Egret

Elegance, grace and tenacity in white

Found throughout the western hemisphere, this elegant and graceful bird possesses some unique survival skills.
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Sharks, the most feared predator

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.
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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.
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Magellanic Penguin

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.
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The Invisible Ocean

Is the ocean’s beauty in the eye of the beholder?

The largest geographic feature of our planet is the ocean, almost inconceivable in size to the imagination. It is in this vast environment that microscopic plants and animals make our planet habitable.
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Sea Level Rise Special on KFWB News 980

Scientists estimate sea levels could rise more than three feet by the end of this century. In California, that would mean the flooding of San Francisco International Airport, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and much of the commercial and residential property along the coast. Find out more about this pressing issue and how to prepare through this special report by KFWB featuring Anchor Ron Kilgore and sea level rise experts: Aquarium of the Pacific President Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, Dr. Reinhard E. Flick of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dr. Robert S. Young of Western Carolina University.
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Health Care for Aquarium Animals

Animal Care Series: Giving Marine Animals Annual Exams Learn how Aquarium Veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams closely monitors the health of the Aquariums 12,000 animals.
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Seaweed: Nuisance or Gift?

Yucky, stinky seaweed everywhere! We often think of seaweed as a nuisance on our beaches. In fact, it’s not just fish that need it, we do too! Discover the amazing story of seaweed!
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Performing Surgery on a Fish

Animal Care Series: Just how do you perform surgery on a fish?

Did you know that staff veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams has performed surgery on dozens of Aquarium fish? Learn the methods employed for this unique surgical patient.
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Our Oceans: Feast or Famine?

The importance of establishing Marine Protected Areas

Should we try to protect such a vast resource? Is it even possible, and what are some of the challenges we face?
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What Does a Sick Fish Look Like?

Animal Care Series: Learn how we identify and care for sick fish.

Fish can become under the weather too! Learn how staff Veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams identifies and cares for sick fish.
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Climate and Weather

"Climate is what you expect; Weather is what you get". -Mark Twain

Changes in the ocean and atmosphere impact all of our lives. From deciding where to vacation, to where we farm and what we plant, understanding the ocean's influence on climate and weather benefits us all.
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Restoring Our Giant Kelp Forests

How we can recover these declining habitats

Efforts in restoration are showing positive results for our giant kelp forests. Learn why and how it's done.
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The Quarantine Process

Animal Care Series: Learn how we introduce new animals to existing displays.

New animals that come to the Aquarium of the Pacific are quarantined and examined by the aquariums veterinarian before they are introduced to animals already on display.
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