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2009-05-06 10:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay, the only gated attraction to be certified by the San Francisco Green Business program, has mounted solar panels on its roof, converting the sun's energy into electricity to run video microscopes and electronics in the centerpiece of its new climate change exhibit, the PG&E Bay Lab station. "The recent opening of PG&E Bay Lab provided Aquarium of the Bay the perfect opportunity to take its environmentally-focused programming...

2009-03-30 07:35:00

Major New Exhibits Feature Jellies, Giant Pacific Octopus and Land Animals SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Focusing on the animals that visitors most want to see, Aquarium of the Bay will debut three new exhibits on April 4, 2009. Jellies more graceful than prima ballerinas; octopuses smarter than most other animals in the sea, and a colorful array of local and exotic land creatures will star in engaging new exhibits featuring animal interaction, touchable experiences and other...

2009-03-16 10:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay is introducing its first mammals - African Pygmy Hedgehogs and Chinchillas -- at "Soft and Prickly: Invasion of the Land Animals" on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's husbandry and conservation departments, "Soft and Prickly" is the final hands-on animal preview event leading up to the April 4, 2009 grand opening of the Aquarium's new land animal, octopus and jellies exhibits. With the new exhibits under design, the...

2009-03-09 10:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco's largest aquarium, is previewing two of its newest land-dwelling animals, the Western Pond Turtle and Cherry-head Red-legged Tortoise, during "Shells: Invasion of the Land Animals" on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Shells" is the fourth in a series of hands-on, interactive events leading up to the April 4, 2009 grand opening of the Aquarium's new land animal,...

2009-03-03 16:00:00

Penguins, fish, sharks and more now on hospital's PackardVisionsystem PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedtime Bingo. The Forever Young Zone. Special movie nights. Just a few of the reasons Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is known for its extraordinarily kid-friendly environment. Now, with the launch of a "live" video channel devoted to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, the hospital is offering kids and their families a Northern California first. Through the...

2009-03-02 07:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for leaping forward into day light savings time, Aquarium of the Bay will preview the Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad during its "Spring Forward: Invasion of the Land Animals" event on Sunday, March 8, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Spring Forward" is a part of a series of fun and interactive events providing sneak peeks into the Aquarium's much-anticipated new exhibits opening April 4, 2009. The...

2009-02-23 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- New shades of wild, in the form of a Blue Tongued Skink and a Pink Toed Tarantula, will be previewed at Aquarium of the Bay's "Wild Colors: Invasion of the Land Animals" event on Saturday, February 28 from 1-3pm. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Wild Colors" is part of a series of public events providing sneak peeks into the Aquarium's much-anticipated new exhibits, which will open April 4, 2009. The Blue Tongued Skink, of...

2009-02-17 07:45:00

California King Snake and Banana Slug Slither to the Aquarium for New Exhibit SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Golden State natives, the California King Snake and Banana Slug, are creeping into Aquarium of the Bay and will receive their first public introduction at "Slither: Invasion of the Land Animals" on Saturday, February 21 from 1-3pm. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Slither" is the first of five public events aimed at providing sneak peeks into...

2009-02-10 12:38:00

World Premiere of Documentary by David McGuire Highlights Aquarium of the Bay's Landmark Sevengill Shark Research Program SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining a prestigious lineup of ocean and environmentally-conscious films, "City of the Shark" will premiere at the 2009 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival on Saturday, February 21. The short documentary, created by Bay Area filmmaker and shark conservationist David McGuire, will debut during a special block of shark-focused films....

2009-01-27 10:51:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Little has been known about the enigmatic shark species living beneath the waves of the San Francisco Bay ... until now. Aquarium of the Bay is pleased to announce the release of "City of the Shark," a mini-documentary by local filmmaker and shark conservationist David McGuire. "The San Francisco Bay is an incredibly diverse estuary ecosystem that includes several shark species that swim just footsteps from the shore, but we are often unaware...


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