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Comb jelly on black background

Robin Riggs

Frank Colonna, Jerry Schubel, and Mayor Robert Garcia stand in front of the Aquarium with the Pacific Visions wing in the background.

December 5, 2018

The Aquarium in 2018

In 2018 the Aquarium celebrated its 20th Anniversary, completed milestones in the construction of Pacific Visions, hosted forums on aquaculture and climate change and Aquatic Academy courses, and conducted important conservation work.

Garibaldi painting by artist Truong Buu Giam

November 28, 2018

Aquarium Displays Paintings of Marine Life by Truong Buu Giam

Giam uses traditional Vietnamese watercolor techniques to blend liquid resin and acrylic paint in his underwater scenes of marine life.

Frog sitting on a rock looking at viewer.

November 21, 2018

Photographers Night Photo Contest 2018 Winners

Participants in our annual event were invited to share their results for this contest. Here are the winners.

Still image from TeamOcean show by Xprize

November 19, 2018

Science on a Sphere Show Invites Kids and Teens to Join #TeamOcean

The show was created in a partnership between the Aquarium and XPrize’s Ocean Initiative.

Crew on a lift installs glass panel in Pacific Visions facade while officials watch

October 17, 2018

Final Glass Panel Installed on Pacific Visions Façade

The Aquarium celebrated a milestone in the construction of its expansion, the Pacific Visions wing, when the construction crew installed the last exterior glass panel on the façade.

Kaya the harbor seal pup chewing on a fish grasped between her front flippers

October 12, 2018

Kaya the Seal Pup Moves Into Main Exhibit

Kaya, the harbor seal born at the Aquarium in April, was moved into the main Seals and Sea Lions Habitat in October.

Series clapboard with Aquarium and Seafood for the Future logos with farmer John Finger and Sarah Newkirk in the background. 900x600 gallery

October 12, 2018

New Video Series Highlights Sustainable Farmed Seafood

A new video series created by the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program with other partners features chefs, farmers, and scientists who discuss aquaculture and demystify selecting, cooking, and enjoying seafood.

A young man in a canoe fishes near a fish farm at sunset.

October 5, 2018

Aquarium Debuts National Geographic Photographer’s Exhibit on Aquaculture

A photography exhibit by National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry will be on display at the Aquarium from October 8 through December 8, 2018. It features photographs of aquaculture or seafood farming practices from around the world.

Headshot of Chase the sea lion against white background

October 3, 2018

Chase the Sea Lion Makes His Debut

The Aquarium has welcomed a new four-year-old male sea lion, Chase, to the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat.

Eagle ray swims in Tropical Reef exhibit view of underside mouth and eye visible

October 2, 2018

Two New Eagle Rays Added to Tropical Reef

Two eagle rays, one female and one male, are now on exhibit in the Tropical Reef. They can be identified by their protruding, tapered snout and dark brown back with white spots.

Green sea turtle in transport kennel before release Sept. 2018

October 1, 2018

Aquarium Releases Wild Sea Turtle After Surgery

A green sea turtle rescued with a fishing hook in its throat in Morro Bay was treated and released back into the ocean in September.

Painting of otter swimming on its back

September 24, 2018

Aquarium Announces Winners of 20th Anniversary Art Contest

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Aquarium held an art contest presented by JetBlue throughout the summer of 2018. The top twenty entrants were selected to win a round-trip flight on JetBlue.

Tufted puffin chick 13 days old with black downy plumage sitting on green mat

September 14, 2018

Original Aquarium Puffins Become Parents

Val and Speedy, two tufted puffins that have lived at the Aquarium since it opened in 1998, successfully hatched a chick in late summer.

2018 penguin chicks in front of a white background, view from neck up

September 13, 2018

Penguin Exhibit Adds Three Chicks Hatched in May

Three Magellanic penguin chicks, two female and one male, hatched at the Aquarium in May and are now on view.

Girl in cat costume

September 7, 2018

Celebrate Halloween at the Aquarium

Halloween-themed events throughout October give adults, kids, and families a chance to celebrate the holiday while learning about the ocean and dancing the night away.

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