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Mountain yellow-legged frog tadpole on rocks

Endangered Frog Tadpoles Arrive at the Aquarium

The Aquarium is currently housing mountain yellow-legged frog tadpoles in a behind-the-scenes area as part of a survival plan for the species, which is endangered. They will be raised at the Aquarium with the goal of eventually releasing them back into the wild.

juvenile blue-green chromis

Find New Baby Animals in Aquarium Exhibits

On your next visit at the Aquarium, look for these new animals that were recently added to exhibits.

Sea otter Maggie

Aquarium Staff Mourning the Passing of Maggie the Sea Otter

We are saddened to report that Maggie, our 20-year-old sea otter, passed away today. Due to advanced age, Maggie had been showing a decline in health in recent months.

Gatz the Penguin

2021 Penguin Breeding Season Update

As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan for penguins, the Aquarium works with fellow accredited zoos and aquariums as part of these conservation efforts.

Young masked mad feeds rays by hand while wading in a shallow pool

New Animal Encounters Now Booking With COVID Safety Measures

For those in search of outdoor activities with COVID-19 safety measures, the Aquarium of the Pacific is offering up-close experiences with its animals.

Moon Jelly Feed Experience

Feed the Moon Jellies on Harbor Terrace

Purchase a cup of tiny brine shrimp to gently pour over the jellies and watch as they collect the food with their stinging tentacles.

Penguin close-up portrait

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

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.

Millie the sea otter

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.

Helvola sea nettle

New Sea Jellies Now on View Were Cultured at the Aquarium

Helvola sea nettles bred at the Aquarium are now on view in the Northern Pacific Gallery. This is the first time an aquarium in the United States has successfully cultured and raised this species.

American alligator

Meet Conservation Ambassadors at the Aquarium on October 19 and 20

The Aquarium will host special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows.

Lola the cockatoo

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors at Pacific Visions

Visitors can see animal ambassadors up close in four sessions held daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Epaulette Shark

Aquarium Partners with CSULB to Study Shark Adaptations

Investigating how some sharks are specially adapted to be able to “walk” on their pectoral fins to move between aquatic and land environments.

Charlie the sea otter is seen from the shoulders up facing to the left with his muzzle and whiskers reflecting light

Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Charlie the Sea Otter

Charlie passed away on Monday, April 22, at the age of twenty-two. He was oldest southern sea otter living at a zoo or aquarium.

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