Learn about our latest programs and animal updates
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April 30, 2023
25 Years of Connecting to Nature at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Join us as the Aquarium celebrates its 25th Anniversary with new exhibits, events, and programs highlighting the remarkable natural world right outside our door.
March 20, 2023
Aquarium Explores How People Shift Their Perceptions about Seafood and Seaweed Farming
A recent study published by the Aquarium and collaborators finds potential in messages that emphasize the environmental benefits of sustainable aquaculture.
March 1, 2023
Aquarium Embarks on New Project to Help an Important Habitat Impacted by Climate Change
Kelp forests have been under threat and the Aquarium is joining partners in a new scientific project to help kelp.
February 25, 2023
African American Scholar Program 2023 Recipients
For the third year in a row, a cohort of exceptional African American students are awarded scholarship funds and join a growing community of scholars engaging in various Aquarium efforts.
February 22, 2023
Research Finds Fin Whales Making a Home off the California Coast
Data collected by Aquarium interns helps identify individual whales locally
December 14, 2022
2022 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners
The Aquarium’s 13th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to enjoy an evening of workshops, free equipment rentals, and demonstrations.
October 6, 2022
Aquarium Publishes Conservation Research to Help Wolves
In a bid to help protect an endangered species and encourage science-based decision making, the Aquarium of the Pacific has published a paper on managing the U.S. population of endangered gray wolves in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Science and Practice.
September 29, 2022
Aquarium Fish Breeding Expertise Will Help Educate on Sustainable Aquaculture
The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of several partners on a team that was awarded a $750,000 NOAA Sea Grant to fund sustainable fish breeding and raise awareness about aquaculture among the public and commercial fishers.
September 16, 2022
Endangered Frogs Raised at the Aquarium Released in Local Mountains
Mountain yellow-legged frogs faced near-extinction after the devastating Bobcat Fire in 2020. Now, with help from the Aquarium and other partners, this species has a chance at survival.
August 31, 2022
Helping to Restore a Coral Reef in Saipan
The Aquarium’s longtime partnership with SECORE International has made it possible for several staff members to travel around the world to participate in hands-on coral reef restoration projects.
August 25, 2022
Aquarium Announces African American Scholar Program’s Third Year
The Aquarium will be accepting applications for its African American Scholar Program starting September 9, 2022. Now in its third year, the program supports African American students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields related to the work of the Aquarium.
August 3, 2022
Meet Our New Rescued Sea Otter Pup and Suggest a Name
The sea otter can now be seen in the Aquarium’s Sea Otter Habitat in the Northern Pacific Gallery. The Aquarium is offering the chance to help name the four-month-old sea otter pup through its Adopt an Animal program.
August 1, 2022
Students Will Earn College Credit in Aquarium Course this Fall
The Aquarium of the Pacific has partnered with Orange Coast College (OCC) to offer a college-level course for thirty high school and college students during the fall 2022 semester.
July 15, 2022
Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Betty the Sea Otter
Betty passed away early in the morning on Thursday, July 14, 2022. She will be greatly missed.
July 5, 2022
Aquarium Publishes New Research on Shark Artificial Insemination
The study was envisioned by Aquarium Veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams and involved four zebra sharks living at the Aquarium of the Pacific, one male and three females. Zebra sharks are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.