Locals Love: Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the largest and most exciting aquariums in the U.S.; and the best part is that it is right here in downtown Long Beach. The 5-acre aquarium displays over 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits about the Pacific Ocean. And the exhibits keep getting better!

A skilled predator, that is both agile and flexible is on the loose . . . and it feeds mostly on fish. We are talking about the new scalloped hammerhead shark that made its official debut on August 29th. The shark is currently 3 feet in length and can grow to 14 feet long by the time it is fully mature.

Are they wearing tuxedos? Three Magellanic penguin chicks that hatched in May, and look like they are wearing tuxedos, made their public debut and joined their parents in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat on September 13th.

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry will have his photography exhibit Aquaculture on display at the aquarium from October 8 – December 8, 2018. According to Skerry, “by targeting the best species to raise and using eco-friendly methods, aquaculture can improve the health of the ocean.”

Each year more than 1.5 million people visit the Aquarium in Long Beach to learn about conservation and building responsible interactions between people and nature. The Beach Team invites you to visit Aquarium of the Pacific and join their 20th anniversary celebration!

Aquarium of the Pacific: arts, education, conservation . . . and yoga? One more reason the Beach Team loves Long Beach!

Article prepared by John Rudy, Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance: 562-940-5440 – john@mybeachteam.com