Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific

June 12, 2012

Last Saturday we had a wonderful evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific Ocean Conservation Awards which honored Magellanic Penguin expert P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D. and the City of Long Beach. We had lovely conversation with humans and fun interaction with some of the aquarium residents. Here are some photos from the evening. Enjoy!

Aw! How cute!

They are as curious about us as we are of them!

Who Me? Whatcha lookin’ at?

Here is more info about the new penguin exhibit.

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Pacific Islander Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific

June 3, 2012

Grandpa Ron and I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific to get a change of scenery for getting my steps in for today. The Pacific Islander Festival was going full swing. We had a great time! Watched a few hula performances as well as the sea otters, seadragons, jellies, crabs and penguins!

All the hula dancers did great!!

All of the sea otters were very active this afternoon!

I love how graceful the Leafy Seadragons are!

My favorite jellies! West Coast Sea Nettles

He looks hungry!

The penguins swim really fast! It is hard to get a good still photo of them swimming by!

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Aquarium of the Pacific Blue Whale Watch Tour

October 22, 2011

Grandpa Ron and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary all weekend long by revisiting places we went just before our wedding. On Sunday, 10/09/11, we went through the Aquarium of the Pacific. My favorite exhibit is the one containing the Leafy Seadragons. Here are a few photos:

After we finished touring the aquarium we boarded one of their Blue Whale Watching Tours. It was great! We saw many whales – mainly blues but a few others. The trip was great! The aquarium docent was excellent and I think everyone had a great time trying to spot whales first! Here are a few of our photos!

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Aquarium of the Pacific Volunteers Are Having Fun

December 4, 2009

The volunteers at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific just posted a fun
new blog youtube cam of the animals they were working with. It is a fun one to watch! I could really do this if I didn’t already have my two full time jobs! 😉

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Aquarium of the Pacific Whale Count

October 16, 2009

The Aquarium of the Pacific, one of my favorite aquariums, just blogged how many whales they’ve seen on their outings this summer. They have some pictures, too. They saw all kinds of whales: Blue, Fin, Minke and Humpback!

Tomorrow the aquarium is having their great Seafare Evening. Should be pretty awesome.

Here is their on-line Learning Center.

Lots of Whales Off CA Coast

August 5, 2009

The Daily Breeze reports there are lots of Blue Whales off the San Pedro coast this year. Seems like lots more than in the past. The Aquarium of the Pacific has a Whale Watching 101 site about all the sealife in the San Pedro Channel. The Daily Breeze also has another 8/1/09 article by Sandy Mazza with photos and Blue Whale Fact Sheet. Here is a CBS News video.

AOP Day Camp Space Still Available

July 10, 2009

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, still has spaces available in their day camp program. Grandpa Ron and I are members of this wonderful aquarium.

We received this email:
“Treat your child to day camp at the Aquarium of the Pacific this Summer! They will experience the wonder of marine life through hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, behind-the-scenes tours, animal interactions, and more. Whether your child just turned three-years-old or is entering the ninth grade, the Aquarium’s day camps will make their summer a splash. Spaces are still available but limited so make your child’s reservation for this unique opportunity today by calling (562)951-1630 or clicking here.”
There are programs for:
Ages 3-4, with an adult partner
Ages 5-6
Grades 2-4 (must be at least 7)
Grades 5-7
Grades 7-9

Check it out!

Dia del Nino Festival at Long Beach Aquarium

April 30, 2009

The Long Beach, CA, Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating Children’s Day (Dia del Nino) by showcasing the talents of children from many cultures. There will be arts and crafts, singing, dancing, storytelling and much more. Click the link! When: Saturday, May 2, 2009 and Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm.

Aquarium of the Pacific

April 7, 2009

There is a great aquarium to visit on line or in person in Long Beach, California as well. Check out the Aquarium of the Pacific to see all of the neat exhibits and activities there. The seahorse exhibit is awesome! I still love the jellyfish, too!

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