Aquarium

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…
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate motherhood than to adopt one of the swell sharks at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium? Adult female swell sharks, their developing swell shark pups still incubating …
For Mother's Day - Adopt a shark pup at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Guest blogger Vicki Wawerchak, the director of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, discusses hitting an unusual jackpot.
While many are preparing to take a field trip this spring, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is ready to help teachers plan their field trips for the 2011-2012 school year. Reservation books open April 1st and if past years are any indicati…
Teaching plankton net use
Finescale Triggerfish The Finescale Triggerfish (Balistes polylepis) is the latest resident of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Beneath the Pier exhibit. Triggerfish are usually associated with tropical water, but their range stretches from San Fra…
finescale triggerfish
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