Latest Aquarium of the Pacific Stories

2009-01-19 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The first newborn of 2009, weighing in at 15 grams and measuring 15cm, confidently poked its way out and was greeted by its new team of skilled parents -- Aquarium of the Bay's Husbandry department. The newborn California Big Skate is thriving proof of the successful in-house breeding and care programs at Aquarium of the Bay. For more than 10 years, Aquarium of the Bay has been a leader in breeding skates, a cousin fish to sharks and rays. In 2008...

2008-12-23 16:34:00

SEA LIFE Divers Celebrate by Decorating LEGO Christmas Tree Under Water CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SEA LIFE(TM) Aquarium at LEGOLAND(R) California Resort re-opened today not with a bang, but with a splash as two SEA LIFE "elves" dove deep into the 200,000 gallon Lost City of Atlantis display to decorate a LEGO(R) Christmas tree underwater. Surrounded by 40 new cownose rays, two new zebra sharks and the hundreds of tropical fish, rays and sharks that call Atlantis home, divers...

2008-12-16 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay, the only major attraction in San Francisco to be certified by the city as a Green Business, takes a strong commitment to its environmentally-friendly actions, and challenges you to do the same. Instead of recycling "eat healthier and exercise more," Carrie Chen, Aquarium of the Bay's Education and Conservation Director, recommends the following Bay-focused New Year's resolutions. -- I will keep my Bay clean: When you wash...

2008-12-02 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparing to open three major exhibits in Spring 2009, Aquarium of the Bay is expanding its husbandry department, which is responsible for animal care and field research programs. Through its recent hire of Keith Herbert as Senior Aquarist and Michael Grassmann as Aquarist 2, the Aquarium is ramping up to accommodate new Moon Jellies and Giant Pacific Octopus exhibits, as well as an innovative climate change exhibit which will bring land-dwelling...

2008-09-23 18:00:21

BEACHES were cleaned as part of an international event. Workers, families, youngsters and even some pets turned out to help with the Marine Conservation Society's Beachwatch on Saturday. Local firm OSG organised and sponsored a clean-up effort at Tynemouth Longsands, supported by the Blue Reef Aquarium. On the day, around 100 people turned out, with OSG funding the entire morning's efforts and providing all equipment, food and free entry to the aquarium for all participants....

2008-07-20 03:00:25

What a glamorous evening! Imagine the beauty of dining under the stars in a giant clear-top tent with black carpeting that lined the Aquarium of the Pacific's front plaza. Tables with white orchids in full bloom featured faux diamond studs noting the table number. Each table also had floating candles with natural greenery. Seven hundred or so formally attired guests enjoyed the beauty and the ambiance as they celebrated the aquarium's 10th anniversary at the Ocean Conservation Awards Gala on...

2006-02-08 17:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal grand jury has indicted a church pastor and five others for trying to catch and sell small leopard sharks found off the Pacific Coast, officials said on Wednesday. In a January 24 indictment unsealed on Tuesday and announced on Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney for Northern California said the group harvested thousands of sharks smaller than 36 inches, which are protected by law. Then about 465 were sold to pet trade distributors in the United States, the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'