Aquarium

Today's blogger is staffer Jose Bacallao, senior aquarist at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Winter can be brutal in So Cal. I know all the East Coast transplants in L.A. are rolling their eyes right now - but it's wet, cold and windy here…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, moon jellies, Heal the Bay
We collected a sample of water off the Santa Monica Pier today, and got a bit of a surprise. Instead of the blue-gray water that we usually collect, a rusty, brownish-red liquid filled the collection jar. Welcome back red tide! Aquarium staff has be…
Red Tide Dinoflagellates
Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Director Vicki Wawerchak’s account of preparing harbor seal and sea lion skulls to become artifacts on display at the Aquarium. (Read Parts One and Two)
Articulated mammal skulls
On Oct. 3, 2011, Heal the Bay staff headed out to sea for a cetacean-filled afternoon. Heal the Bay Education Specialist Nick Fash reports.
Heal the Bay's whale watching trip
Today's blogger is staffer Vicki Wawerchak, the director of Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. The anxiety of moving is enough to give anyone an ulcer, but try moving a live animal -- that will give you an ulcer and gray hair too. Yesterday w…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium's New Giant Sea Bass
Today's blogger is staffer Vicki Wawerchak, the director of Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Heal the Bay's Star of Scotland scuba team
Editor’s note: Roberta Brown is a Santa Monica-based writer, fight choreographer and mother (three vocations that she says go surprisingly well together). She is the West Coast Editor for Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.
Children at the Aquarium touch tanks
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium joins more than 1,000 museums across the country this summer as a member of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial D…
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Editor’s Note: Vicki Wawerchak, director of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, chronicles the process of preparing two sea lion skulls and one harbor seal skull to become marine artifacts on exhibit at the aquarium. This is the second installment of h…
Skull
Recently, to wrap up Earth Month, a class from the Laurel Hall School in North Hollywood took a visit to Santa Monica Beach to participate in a cleanup and learn how trash ends up in the Bay. Afterwards, the group toured our Santa Monica Pier Aquariu…
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