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!
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!
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!
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! 😉
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.
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
•Grades 2-4 (must be at least 7)
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.
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!