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

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.

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

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

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.

Scalloped hammerhead shark swims past viewing window of holding aquarium

Meet the Aquarium’s New Hammerhead Shark

This scalloped hammerhead shark is currently on public view at the Molina Animal Care Center.

Black-necked stilt chick looks over its shoulder

Baby Black-Necked Stilt Chicks Now on View

Gigi and George, the Aquarium’s breeding pair of black-necked stilts, have become parents for the second time.

profile portrait of Cain the sea lion

Meet Cain, the Aquarium’s New Sea Lion

A four-year-old male sea lion named Cain moved into the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat at the Aquarium on February 8.

2017 penguin chick

Baby Penguin Goes on Public View

The Aquarium’s baby Magellanic Penguin that hatched earlier this year will join the rest of the penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. It will be on exhibit starting August 8.

Black-necked stilt chicks

Aquarium Announces Two Baby Shorebirds

Black-Necked Stilts hatch for the first time at the Aquarium in the Shorebird Sanctuary exhibit.

2017 penguin chick

Aquarium Welcomes Baby Penguin

Watch the chick in the nursery on the Aquarium’s live webcam.

Pacific bigeye octopus

New Octopus on View

Visit the new north Pacific bigeye octopus in the Northern Pacific Gallery’s Jewels exhibit area.

Brook the sea otter birthday

Brook the Sea Otter Turns 20

Brook the sea otter will celebrate her twentieth birthday on Thursday, June 8. She is the oldest female sea otter living at a zoo or aquarium.

Milo the sea lion

Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Milo the Sea Lion

Milo the sea lion passed away unexpectedly on Thursday. Thousands of visitors and staff felt a special bond with Milo, who will be sorely missed.

2017 Shelby Harbor Seal birthday

Harbor Seal Shelby Celebrates 21st Birthday

On March 22, the Aquarium’s harbor seal Shelby celebrated her twenty-first birthday. The senior seal received special birthday treats while her visitors sporting party hats sang “Happy Birthday.”

Admiral Fancy Pants penguin

New Penguin Joins Aquarium’s Colony

Meet “The Admiral,” a new adult male now on view in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat on the second floor outdoors.

giant sea bass juvenile

Baby Giant Sea Bass Now On View

A baby giant sea bass that hatched at the Aquarium in October is now on public view in the Redondo Canyon exhibit in the Southern California/Baja Gallery on the first floor.

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