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Robin Riggs

Pacific Visions exterior

September 14, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for African American Scholar Program

The Aquarium will award $50,000 each year to support African American students who demonstrate a commitment to studies related to careers in the aquarium field.

Penguin close-up portrait

July 29, 2020

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.

Parker the sea lion

July 27, 2020

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.

community science shark research

July 23, 2020

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.

Peter Kareiva headshot

July 15, 2020

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.

Academy educator in front of a green screen with broadcasting equipment in the foreground

July 2, 2020

Support the Online Academy

The Online Academy provides innovative learning opportunities for students in pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, as well as curated content for adults.

Harbor seals on rocks as seen from Urban Ocean Cruise

June 15, 2020

Aquarium Announces Poetry Contest Winners

The Aquarium the Pacific is announcing the winners of its 11th Annual Poetry Contest as part of the Urban Ocean Festival. The contest’s theme in 2020 was Living Lighter on Earth in the Anthropocene.

Pacific Visions exterior

June 8, 2020

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.

Offshore oil rig

May 29, 2020

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.

Bangs Island Mussels aquaculture farm

May 29, 2020

Aquarium Films Win Telly Awards

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television on a variety of platforms. The Aquarium has earned forty-six Telly Awards since 2008 for its original short films.

Avery the Magellanic penguin

May 7, 2020

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.

penguins underwater

March 23, 2020

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.

Juvenile giant sea bass - Yutaka

March 4, 2020

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.

Millie the sea otter

February 27, 2020

Aquarium Welcomes a Special Sea Otter and Announces New Role in Helping Sea Otter Pups

The Aquarium of the Pacific announced today that it will become a partner facility for rehabilitating rescued sea otter pups, rearing them with the help of surrogate mothers, and coordinating their release back into the wild. The Aquarium is also welcoming a new sea otter named Millie, who they hope will be a surrogate mother to the orphaned sea otter pups.

anemone_PatseeOberPhotography.jpg

February 21, 2020

Photo Exhibit Showcases Marine Life in Local Tide Pools

An exhibit of photographs by Patsee Ober will be on view at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020. Ober will give a talk about her process, equipment, and inspiration in creating the photos on the evening of March 16.

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