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Two wolves raise their heads to howl in a forest environment.

Aquarium Publishes Conservation Research to Help Wolves

In a bid to help protect an endangered species and encourage science-based decision making, the Aquarium of the Pacific has published a paper on managing the U.S. population of endangered gray wolves in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Science and Practice.

Twospot snapper fish

Aquarium Fish Breeding Expertise Will Help Educate on Sustainable Aquaculture

The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of several partners on a team that was awarded a $750,000 NOAA Sea Grant to fund sustainable fish breeding and raise awareness about aquaculture among the public and commercial fishers.

Mountain yellow-legged frogs cluster on a rock at the Aquarium before their release in September 2022

Endangered Frogs Raised at the Aquarium Released in Local Mountains

Mountain yellow-legged frogs faced near-extinction after the devastating Bobcat Fire in 2020. Now, with help from the Aquarium and other partners, this species has a chance at survival.

Palm tree jets out of a sandy beach on a sunny day off the coast while a single person walks along the sand in the distance

Helping to Restore a Coral Reef in Saipan

The Aquarium’s longtime partnership with SECORE International has made it possible for several staff members to travel around the world to participate in hands-on coral reef restoration projects.

Zebra shark

Aquarium Publishes New Research on Shark Artificial Insemination

The study was envisioned by Aquarium Veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams and involved four zebra sharks living at the Aquarium of the Pacific, one male and three females. Zebra sharks are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

Sea otter pup holding onto deck

Rescued Sea Otter Pup Arrives at the Aquarium

The Aquarium is lending a helping hand to a baby sea otter that was recently rescued off the coast of Pismo Beach, California. Government wildlife officials determined that the orphaned pup could not survive on his own in the wild and deemed him unreleasable. The Aquarium offered to help, and the pup made his way to Southern California.

Aviculturist picks up an oiled grebe on an oil-contaminated beach

Aquarium Staff Members Helped Rescue Animals Affected by the Oil Spill

After the oil spill in Orange County in October 2021, four of the Aquarium’s staff members who are trained by the Oiled Wildlife Care Network were called into duty to help search beaches and rescue oiled birds and animals.

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.

Seabird being rescued

Aquarium Aids in Rescue Effort to Save Baby Seabirds

The Aquarium of the Pacific has been assisting with recent efforts to rescue elegant tern chicks in the Long Beach Harbor.

High Tide Student Film Festival key word art over a black and white rocky coast with splashing waves

High Tide Student Film Festival Launch

SoCal students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit short films for the chance to win cash prizes and be featured in the Aquarium’s High Tide Student Film Festival

community science shark research

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.

Juvenile giant sea bass - Yutaka

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.

Alex Lawlor white abalone program

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.

Ny Alesund II by Danielle Eubank

Aquarium Presents Art Exhibit, Ocean Resiliency: The Expeditions of Danielle Eubank

For her One Artist Five Oceans project, Danielle Eubank has sailed and painted all of the oceans on the planet. Her artwork will be on view at the Aquarium November 5 to January 5.

Dr. Sandy Trautwein and Dr. Gregory Stone discuss coral conservation at the Aquarium

Aquarium Releases Report on Super Coral Workshop

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world.

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