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Please see below for our recent press releases. Digital images and b-roll video are available on request; please contact our public relations team.


Credit: Robbin Riggs

A brown pelican release

June 20, 2024

Rescued Pelicans Impacted by Deadly Mass Stranding Event Get a Second Chance After Rehabilitation

Staff from the Aquarium of the Pacific assist with the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center’s emergency effort to rehabilitate the sick birds and some pelicans are returning home

Aquarium CEO PK standing with donors and board members

June 12, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Welcomes Community Leaders and Philanthropists on World Ocean Day

Approximately 500 guests attended Bio Ball, an inaugural event created to attract new champions for the nonprofit Aquarium’s education and conservation initiatives

Frogs: Facing a Changing World logo with four frogs in front of a green background

May 23, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Debuts New Exhibit With More Than Twenty Species of Frogs and Amphibians and Highlights Work to Save Them

The new FROGS exhibit opens May 24 and will take you on a journey around the globe to meet frogs and other amphibians while learning about the threats they face and what you can do to help

Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg in front of a screen with the text High Tide Student Film Festival

May 21, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Winners of High Tide Student Film Festival

Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, founding presenting sponsors of the High Tide Student Film Festival, have made the decision to provide funding to the Aquarium of the Pacific to ensure that this festival continues and prospers over the next ten years

sea turtle with tag entering the ocean on a beach

May 16, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Veterinary Team Releases Endangered Sea Turtle to the Wild After its Rescue and Recovery from Surgery

Aquarium staff members transported the green sea turtle to the water’s edge and released it near the mouth of the San Gabriel River

Collage of 2024 CELP Scholar Recipients

May 10, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Recipients of its New CELP Scholar Program

Aquarium awards $150,000 to Southern California students to support their persistence in marine science-related fields

sea otter surrogate mom millie with baby sea otter

April 11, 2024

For the First Time in its History, Aquarium of the Pacific Pairs Releasable Rescued Sea Otter Pup with Surrogate Otter Mom

The goal of the pairing is for the baby otter to learn the survival skills needed to return to the wild

International Children's Festival

April 4, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts 19th Annual International Children’s Festival Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2024

Aquarium festival celebrates the talents of children from around the world

Pacific Visions Front at Dusk

March 5, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces First Wednesdays Series Lineup through July 2024

Upcoming topics include octopus, wolves, amphibians, and even baby animals

sunflower sea star egg collection via a plastic collection pipe held by hand

February 26, 2024

Successful Spawning and Cross-Fertilization Bring Hope for the Critically Endangered Sunflower Sea Star

Aquarium of the Pacific, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, California Academy of Sciences, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), Sunflower Star Laboratory and partners continue work to save this species from extinction.

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