The Aquarium of the Pacific’s multi-million dollar expansion, Pacific Visions, celebrated its one-year anniversary with its doors closed. Its theater’s 300 seats sat empty and have remained so for much of the year—along with all the aquarium’s indoor exhibits—due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has put a severe financial strain on the city icon.
Peter Kareiva, the director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, will take over as CEO and president of the aquarium, the fourth largest in the U.S., on Aug. 1.
A green sea turtle, flashlight fish that glow and clownfish are among the more than a dozen new animal species that are highlighted at the Aquarium’s new coral reef exhibit.
It takes $2 million a month to operate the aquarium.
The local aquarium will take in three to four rescued pups at a time in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Jerry Schubel, who joined the Aquarium in 2002, led the Aquarium to address controversial environmental issues from both a global and local standpoint.
The Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises, which ferry patrons out to sea to learn about local oceans and the environment, gave the media on Wednesday a chance to see the largest living creatures on the planet: the blue whale.
Charlie lived at the Aquarium of the Pacific for 20 years. At 22 years old, he was the oldest living southern sea otter at any zoo or aquarium.
He was the oldest living southern sea otter at any zoo or aquarium, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The new aquarium wing will feature a 4-D theater and an interactive exhibit where visitors can try to solve problems related to the ocean.