Did you know that we have western pond turtles in the Coastal Stream exhibit? In the spring a young turtle’s mind turns to romance—which means roving far afield in search of love. Over the years we’ve had to catch a few escapees!
Countdown to Cuteness! Is this a sweepstakes entry day? We’ll never tell!
This silver spotted sculpin (Blepsias cirrhosus) loves hiding in our Seaweed Gardens. Can you find him? What’s your favorite example of camouflage at the Aquarium?
Who has the thickest fur in the animal kingdom? Find out in Countdown to Cuteness!
Yes—at least in the beak of a cormorant. Our local pelagic cormorants have been busy building nests under the Aquarium. Their preferred material is seaweed, which can be easily gathered and shaped when moist, and then dries to harden into a very solid nest. Lots of guests see cormorants flying by with kelp in their beak, prompting comments like: “I didn’t know cormorants ate seaweed.”
There are several places around the Aquarium where you can watch these birds raising their families!
Who IS that masked person? And why is she wearing that disguise?
Find out in Countdown to Cuteness!
Life is good! Just another day for an otter pup behind the scenes. Learn more in Countdown to Cuteness!
When was the last time you fell in love at the Aquarium? Prepare to fall again!
Learn more in Countdown to Cuteness!
How do you care for a sea otter pup? It’s not easy! Oh and happy Friday!
Countdown to Cuteness: our exhibit re-opens March 23!
Can you find him? This mysterious longfin sculpin hides in our “lookdown” tank, waiting to be found with the aid of our huge magnifier!