Join us this Thursday at 2pm PT / 5pm ET on the Blue Cavern Cam for a live chat with Aquarium of the Pacific Dive Team Leader Ken Kurtis! Learn from his years of experience and thousands of dives in beautiful, exotic locations all over the world.
Seafood Tips from NRDC
nrdc: Looking for a way to help save whales and other marine mammals? Shop local! Check out this easy guide to ordering safely caught seafood from our partners at the National Resources Defense Council. http://bit.ly/19TMPZQ
Did You Know? Gray seals belong to a group of animals called pinnipeds. Pinniped literally means “wing-foot.” This photo from our Cam Operator on the Gray Seal Pupping Cam captured this close up. Gray seals are part of the Phocid family. These seals “are known as true or “earless” seals. These animals lack external ear flaps and are incapable
Total Instinct Leads to First Swim
Nothing but instinct drives the gray seal pups toward the rough ocean and breaking waves. And they have no problem handling it. See this first time swimmer as he ventures out to sea in this short video captured by explore.org camera operator, Katharine. The six-week-old gray seal pup will learn how to hunt, navigate, and survive
Gray Seal Pups Begin Journey
The Gray Seal Pups, some now weaned, are beginning their journey out to sea. This photo from explore.org fan, Cloud, catches one curious pup tasting the wood on the camera base! After three weeks of feeding the baby seals, “pups,” shed their furry white coats and then begin their grown up adventures at sea alone.