Learn about our latest programs and animal updates
December 14, 2022
2022 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners
The Aquarium’s 13th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to enjoy an evening of workshops, free equipment rentals, and demonstrations.
October 6, 2022
Aquarium Publishes Conservation Research to Help Wolves
In a bid to help protect an endangered species and encourage science-based decision making, the Aquarium of the Pacific has published a paper on managing the U.S. population of endangered gray wolves in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Science and Practice.
September 29, 2022
Aquarium Fish Breeding Expertise Will Help Educate on Sustainable Aquaculture
The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of several partners on a team that was awarded a $750,000 NOAA Sea Grant to fund sustainable fish breeding and raise awareness about aquaculture among the public and commercial fishers.
September 16, 2022
Endangered Frogs Raised at the Aquarium Released in Local Mountains
Mountain yellow-legged frogs faced near-extinction after the devastating Bobcat Fire in 2020. Now, with help from the Aquarium and other partners, this species has a chance at survival.
August 31, 2022
Helping to Restore a Coral Reef in Saipan
The Aquarium’s longtime partnership with SECORE International has made it possible for several staff members to travel around the world to participate in hands-on coral reef restoration projects.
August 25, 2022
Aquarium Announces African American Scholar Program’s Third Year
The Aquarium will be accepting applications for its African American Scholar Program starting September 9, 2022. Now in its third year, the program supports African American students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields related to the work of the Aquarium.
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.
August 1, 2022
Students Will Earn College Credit in Aquarium Course this Fall
The Aquarium of the Pacific has partnered with Orange Coast College (OCC) to offer a college-level course for thirty high school and college students during the fall 2022 semester.
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.
June 16, 2022
Aquarium Honors Dr. David Titley at Blue Whale Gala
The Ocean Conservation Award is given annually to those who contribute significantly to ocean conservation and environmental education.
May 31, 2022
Penguin Chick Hatches at the Aquarium
The chick hatched at the Aquarium of the Pacific on May 22.
May 31, 2022
Penguins Pair Off for Breeding Season
In March the Aquarium’s penguin care team opened the nine nesting burrows in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, giving our Magellanic penguins the opportunity to claim a burrow and start building a nest in preparation for breeding season.
May 26, 2022
New Babies! Exhibits Open Now
Meet some adorable new arrivals and learn about the Aquarium’s breeding programs that promote ocean conservation.
April 22, 2022
Aquarium Joins Pledge to Achieve Climate Neutrality
Members of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership will inventory greenhouse gas emissions and develop emission reduction goals and timelines with a long-term goal of achieving climate neutrality.