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News Articles

Yutaka the giant sea bass

July 19, 2024

Remembering Yutaka

Aquarium staff is mourning the loss of Yutaka the giant sea bass.


June 28, 2024

Aquarium Debuts New Film “Love & Life Beyond the Glass” Highlighting the Care of Our Seals and Sea Lions

The film by Director Chris Stanford illuminates the heart and soul of Aquarium animal care staff

Aquarium staff kneels behind a kennel with a pelican emerging with wings wide

June 20, 2024

Rescued Pelicans Impacted by Deadly Mass Stranding Event Get a Second Chance After Rehabilitation

Staff from the Aquarium of the Pacific assist with the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center’s emergency effort to rehabilitate the sick birds and some pelicans are returning home

Aquarium CEO PK standing with donors and board members

June 12, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Welcomes Community Leaders and Philanthropists on World Ocean Day

Approximately 500 guests attended Bio Ball, an inaugural event created to attract new champions for the nonprofit Aquarium’s education and conservation initiatives

Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg in front of a screen with the text High Tide Student Film Festival

May 21, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Winners of High Tide Student Film Festival

Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, founding presenting sponsors of the High Tide Student Film Festival, have made the decision to provide funding to the Aquarium of the Pacific to ensure that this festival continues and prospers over the next ten years

sea turtle with tag entering the ocean on a beach

May 16, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Veterinary Team Releases Endangered Sea Turtle to the Wild After its Rescue and Recovery from Surgery

Aquarium staff members transported the green sea turtle to the water’s edge and released it near the mouth of the San Gabriel River

Collage of 2024 CELP Scholar Recipients

May 4, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Recipients of Its New CELP Scholar Program

Aquarium awards $150,000 to Southern California students to support their persistence in marine science-related fields

Earth from space showing Pacific Ocean

April 26, 2024

Aquarium’s Teen Climate Council Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Voices of the future display a dedication to sustainability and conservation.

Three sea lions barking on rocks

April 15, 2024

Animal Updates Spring 2024

Learn about the official arrival of our first releasable sea otter pup, our recent abalone workshop, and the spawning success of sunflower sea stars.

Pinkish red octopus in profile

April 15, 2024

Philanthropy Highlights Spring 2024

Read about the enduring support of the Glass Guild and our education supporters.

Underside of a purple colored sea star

April 15, 2024

Aquarium Accolades Spring 2024

Read about Aquarium honorees from our community.

Four blue fish swimming near coral

April 15, 2024

What’s New for Spring 2024?

Be one of the first to see our newest exhibition at Member Preview Night. Plus, cultural events and summer fun are on the horizon.

sea otter surrogate mom millie with baby sea otter

April 11, 2024

For the First Time in its History, Aquarium of the Pacific Pairs Releasable Rescued Sea Otter Pup with Surrogate Otter Mom

The goal of the pairing is for the baby otter to learn the survival skills needed to return to the wild.

closeup of white abalone

March 29, 2024

Charting the Next Five Years for the Endangered White Abalone

White Abalone Outplanting Workshop co-hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific celebrated accomplishments and strategized the conservation efforts for the next five years.

girl in front of tropical reef

March 19, 2024

Study on the Benefits of Nature Exposure

Aquarium publishes analysis of research on the benefits of nature exposure.