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Aquarium Remains Open with Outdoor Exhibits Only

The Aquarium of the Pacific will be open with outdoor exhibits only in accordance with state health orders. Indoor areas will be temporarily closed.

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Aquarium Announces New CEO

The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Kareiva as its new president and CEO beginning on August 1, 2020. Current President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel will retire from the Aquarium on July 31, 2020.

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Aquarium Launches Online Academy

The new program includes both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with Aquarium educators.

ANIMAL NEWS

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Penguin Encounters Now Availabile

Participants will have the chance to sit next to a penguin as it waddles around outside the June Keyes Penguin Habitat before the Aquarium opens to the public in the morning.

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Send a Personal Greeting from a Seal, Sea Lion, or Sea Otter with Cameo

Book a Cameo greeting from the Aquarium’s animals. Funds raised through this program support the Aquarium’s animal care, education, and conservation programs.

Avery the Magellanic penguin

Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Avery the Penguin

Avery passed away on May 7, 2020. The Aquarium’s staff will remember Avery for his mellow personality, intelligence, and his good parenting skills.

CONSERVATION NEWS

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Aquarium Volunteers Logged Over 4,000 Hours for Global Shark Survey

The survey’s findings, that sharks are functionally extinct on nearly 20 percent of the world’s coral reefs, were published in the journal Nature this month.

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Aquarium and Partners Plan to Release Giant Sea Bass

After successful breeding programs in aquarium settings, the project partners hope to help local populations of this distinctive fish rebound. Juvenile giant sea bass are being released in local waters.

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Aquarium and Partners to Release Endangered White Abalone for the First Time in History

The Aquarium is a founding partner of the White Abalone Recovery Program and has been working with NOAA for the past eleven years on this project.

OTHER NEWS

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Aquarium Announces New Scholarship

On June 8, World Ocean Day, the Aquarium announced a new scholarship. The Aquarium’s Board Chair Kathleen Eckert made the announcement in a video.

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Aquarium Online Academy Summer Kids Club

These free live classes, paired with fun and educational at home activities, will engage your child during their summer at home.

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Aquarium Releases Report on Decommissioning Oil Rigs

The Aquarium of the Pacific has released a report on decommissioning offshore oil rigs in California. The report summarizes the proceedings and findings of a forum held at the Aquarium in January.

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