Long Beach ocean conservation

Artist Greg Aronowitz Turns Ocean Debris into Whale-size Sculpture

George and Gracie by Greg Aronowitz George and Gracie by Greg Aronowitz will hang on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific through the end of the year. See the video below and listen to the artist talk about making this amazing art piece. A sculpture depicting two humpback whales made of trash now hangs in the Aquarium’s Great Hall.

Aquarium Rehabilitates Endangered Green Sea Turtle

After several weeks of care at the Aquarium, this rescued sea turtle was released back into the ocean. The Aquarium provided care for a green sea turtle that was found last month inside Shoreline Marina in Long Beach, California.

Annual NOAA Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific Returns Saturday Nov. 19th

Annual NOAA Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific What weather conditions should we be preparing for…tsunamis, wildfires, heat waves, floods, hurricanes, blizzards? A newly launched polar-orbiting satellite will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) save lives and protect property as it captures data from the Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere.

Aquarium Presents Ocean Conservation Award to Molina Family and Molina Healthcare

Molina Family receives the Conservation Award from the Aquarium of the Pacific. Pictured: Aquarium of the Pacific President & CEO Jerry Schubel, Michelle and John Molina, Janet Watt, Faustino and Martha Bernadett, and Mario and Theresa Molina.

Rescued Sea Otter Pup to Make Her New Home at the Aquarium of the Pacific

aop-otter Photo by Hugh Ryono Aquarium visitors have the chance to take a sneak a peek of the newest furry baby animal at the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific through daily Behind-the-Scenes Tours starting this Friday, Dec. 10. The three-month old orphaned otter was stranded and rescued off of Santa Cruz when she was just weeks old.

Aquarium of the Pacific to host One-Mile Kids Fun Run in association with the Long Beach Marathon

kids-fun-run Photo by carla arena As part of a major emphasis on improving youth health and fitness as well as helping to counter the major childhood obesity epidemic, the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific has joined forces with RUN Racing and the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon.

Rainbow Lagoon Invaded by The Great Shark Affaire

great-shark-affaire rainbow lagoon Non-profit organization Iemanya Oceanica (pronounced ya-MON-ja) announces the Great Shark Affaire, a festival, to be held at the Long Beach Rainbow Lagoon, October 2-3, 2010. This charitable event will teach about ocean conservation as well as protecting sharks and their habitats.

AZA accreditation shows that Aquarium of the Pacific meets the ‘highest standards’

aquarium-starfish 4th of July This week, the Aquarium of the Pacific received accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Only 221 zoos and aquariums in the United States have received this honor. “The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the best in the world because it has met the highest standards in the world,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy.

Aquarium’s Sea Fare sets sail on a culinary journey for ocean conservation

aquarium-sea-fare Set sail on a culinary journey while lending a helping “fin” to ocean conservation at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 6th annual Sea Fare event on Saturday, October 17. The Aquarium of the Pacific is dedicated to instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.

Aquarium Ocean Conservation awards gala honors Leonardo DiCaprio Fund, Google Ocean and Panasonic Corporation

ocean-conservation-awards The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its 2009 Ocean Conservation Awards Gala on Saturday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. This black-tie event recognizes individuals and organizations that have taken leadership roles to protect the environment and our oceans.

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