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News Articles

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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.

Figures walking below beach sun shade

January 24, 2024

Hatching a New Generation of Conservationists

The Aquarium took six teens to Oaxaca, Mexico to learn about the local sea turtle conservation.

Four blue fish swimming near coral

January 23, 2024

What’s New for Winter 2024?

Check out must-see animals and explore upcoming fun and educational opportunities at the Aquarium.

Underside of a purple colored sea star

January 23, 2024

Aquarium Accolades Winter 2024

Read about Aquarium honorees from our community.

Pinkish red octopus in profile

January 23, 2024

Philanthropy Highlights Winter 2024

Read about a trip to help teen volunteers learn about turtles, a record-breaking coastal cleanup and two charter donor spotlights.

Three sea lions barking on rocks

January 23, 2024

Animal Updates for Winter 2024

Read about a new animal added to the Tropical Reef Habitat.

Diver swims by underwater oil rig surrounded by fish

December 5, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Invites Southern California College Students to Apply for its New CELP Scholar Program

Recipients will engage with Aquarium staff members and programs to explore STEM career paths, join a growing community of peers in related study fields, and will be awarded $10,000

entrance of the southern california gallery looking towards blue cavern

November 27, 2023

Aquarium Partners with Tongva Artist

A collaboration with Tongva illustrator adds to the story in the reimagined Southern California Gallery

sardines swim above a giant sea bass - for main image field

November 22, 2023

2023 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners

The Aquarium’s 14th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to enjoy an evening of learning, free equipment rentals, and demonstrations.

a rescued bird in a pair of gloved hands

November 16, 2023

Aquarium joins the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to help save birds impacted by toxin in a California lake

Staff from the Aquarium are assisting with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s emergency effort to help migrating birds impacted by the deadly avian botulism event

Queensland grouper close up of mottled head with gray spots

November 10, 2023

When Fish Grow Too Big for a Home Aquarium

Lessons from a recently donated tropical fish to the Aquarium of the Pacific can help home aquarists create a conscientious home aquarium.

The underside of a sunflower star attached to clear acrylic with thousands of tube feet

October 18, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Partners with Others in California to Help a Critically Endangered Sea Star

The Aquarium of the Pacific, Birch Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, and the Sunflower Star Lab have successfully induced spawning in sunflower sea stars and hope to help reestablish wild populations off the nation’s west coast