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News Articles

Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg in front of a screen with the text High Tide Student Film Festival

May 21, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Winners of High Tide Student Film Festival

Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, founding presenting sponsors of the High Tide Student Film Festival, have made the decision to provide funding to the Aquarium of the Pacific to ensure that this festival continues and prospers over the next ten years

sea turtle with tag entering the ocean on a beach

May 16, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Veterinary Team Releases Endangered Sea Turtle to the Wild After its Rescue and Recovery from Surgery

Aquarium staff members transported the green sea turtle to the water’s edge and released it near the mouth of the San Gabriel River

Collage of 2024 CELP Scholar Recipients

May 4, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Recipients of Its New CELP Scholar Program

Aquarium awards $150,000 to Southern California students to support their persistence in marine science-related fields

Earth from space showing Pacific Ocean

April 26, 2024

Aquarium’s Teen Climate Council Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Voices of the future display a dedication to sustainability and conservation.

Three sea lions barking on rocks

April 15, 2024

Animal Updates Spring 2024

Learn about the official arrival of our first releasable sea otter pup, our recent abalone workshop, and the spawning success of sunflower sea stars.

Pinkish red octopus in profile

April 15, 2024

Philanthropy Highlights Spring 2024

Read about the enduring support of the Glass Guild and our education supporters.

Underside of a purple colored sea star

April 15, 2024

Aquarium Accolades Spring 2024

Read about Aquarium honorees from our community.

Four blue fish swimming near coral

April 15, 2024

What’s New for Spring 2024?

Be one of the first to see our newest exhibition at Member Preview Night. Plus, cultural events and summer fun are on the horizon.

sea otter surrogate mom millie with baby sea otter

April 11, 2024

For the First Time in its History, Aquarium of the Pacific Pairs Releasable Rescued Sea Otter Pup with Surrogate Otter Mom

The goal of the pairing is for the baby otter to learn the survival skills needed to return to the wild.

closeup of white abalone

March 29, 2024

Charting the Next Five Years for the Endangered White Abalone

White Abalone Outplanting Workshop co-hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific celebrated accomplishments and strategized the conservation efforts for the next five years.

girl in front of tropical reef

March 19, 2024

Study on the Benefits of Nature Exposure

Aquarium publishes analysis of research on the benefits of nature exposure.

two aquarists standing side by side next to behind the scenes equipment

February 26, 2024

Successful Spawning and Cross-Fertilization Bring Hope for the Critically Endangered Sunflower Sea Star

Aquarium of the Pacific, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, California Academy of Sciences, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), Sunflower Star Laboratory and partners continue work to save this species from extinction.

side view of rescued sea turtle swimming in bright aquamarine water

February 20, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Helps Endangered Sea Turtle After Its Rescue

Aquarium staff members performed surgery on the turtle and are caring for it behind the scenes as it recovers

acropora coral heads just below the surface

January 31, 2024

Aquarium Participates in Coral Restoration

Staff traveled to Saipan to help and learn more about coral spawning

bat ray top view

January 31, 2024

Aquarium Staff Train Researchers Looking at DDT Levels in Sharks and Rays

Dr. Lance Adams and other Aquarium of the Pacific staff helped train researchers looking into the levels of DDT in sharks and rays.