February 22, 2023
Research Finds Fin Whales Making a Home off the California Coast
Data collected by Aquarium interns helps identify individual whales locally
August 3, 2022
Meet Our New Rescued Sea Otter Pup and Suggest a Name
The sea otter can now be seen in the Aquarium’s Sea Otter Habitat in the Northern Pacific Gallery. The Aquarium is offering the chance to help name the four-month-old sea otter pup through its Adopt an Animal program.
July 15, 2022
Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Betty the Sea Otter
Betty passed away early in the morning on Thursday, July 14, 2022. She will be greatly missed.
July 5, 2022
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.
May 31, 2022
Penguin Chick Hatches at the Aquarium
The chick hatched at the Aquarium of the Pacific on May 22.
April 7, 2022
What’s New at the Aquarium
This spring see our new sea otter pup, discover giant bell jellies, watch our penguins nesting activities, join us on a whale watch, or attend one of our special events and festivals.
December 21, 2021
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.
September 9, 2021
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.
August 17, 2021
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.
April 9, 2021
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.
March 11, 2021
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.
November 4, 2020
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.
October 15, 2020
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.
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.
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.