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  Posted: Sep 29, 2012 7:59 PM FEED
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You still have time to come on down and enjoy our Baja Splash Festival this weekend!

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Calling all high school students interested in a career in marine science! Join us for Marine Teen Night tomorrow (10/22) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event allows high school students and their parents to learn more about the many opportunities that the Aquarium of the Pacific and other local organizations offer for teens. Admission is only $7 for students and their family members. Visit http://pacific.to/marineteennight for tickets and more information.
Photo by @saavsphotography #loveAOP #aquariumofthepacific
Hey Aquarium members, there’s only 10 days left of Otter October!

Members who visit anytime during the month of October will be automatically entered into an opportunity drawing to receive a Sea Otter Animal Encounter for four ($396 value) and go behind the scenes to feed one of our adorable otters. The more you visit, the more chances you have to win! #AquariumMember #aopotters #aquariumofthepacific
Join us October 27th for our Family Overnight. This special overnight will be Halloween themed, so costumes are encouraged as long as they don’t include any masks or face paint! We will have Halloween music, touch labs, pumpkin painting, an adventure into our biofact boneyard, plus so much more. Grab your tickets for this awesome family event at http://pacific.to/aopovernight. 🎃 #aquariumofthepacific #longbeach #longbeachevents #longbeachfamilies
What kind of shoes do frogs wear? Open-toad sandals! 😂

Video of our very amused Sonoran Desert toad by Aviculturist Frankie #loveAOP #fridayfunny
This week we are spotlighting our Veterinary Technicians here at the Aquarium for #NationalVeterinaryTechnicianWeek! Meet Juli.

How long have you been a Vet Tech at the Aquarium?
I’ve been a vet tech for seven years, and have been one here at the Aquarium of the Pacific for a little over three. Before I was hired as an employee, I also volunteered here for four years!
What’s your favorite animal at the Aquarium?
That’s tough, I have so many favorites! My love for marine mammals is what got me into the field in the first place, but since I have started this job, I have found that I love working with some of the fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians just as much as the marine mammals. I’ll go with our lumpsucker fish as my favorite for now.

What made you want to be a Vet Tech at the Aquarium?
Since I can remember, I’ve always loved the ocean and aquatic animals. I studied marine biology in college, and pursued a career working with marine mammals. I later took a job as a vet tech, and loved the work of providing hands-on care to animals. I was thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to combine my two passions into one career. I truly learn something new every day working with the amazing animals we have here, and enjoy helping the Aquarium accomplish our mission through education and conservation.
What’s your advice for anyone who wants to work with animals?
Get as much hands-on experience as you can through jobs, volunteer positions, and internships. This will not only give you a glimpse into what it’s like to have a career working with animals, but will give you valued experience in an increasingly competitive field.
P.S. Juli will be at Marine Teen Night this Sunday to answer any questions high school students have about being a Vet Tech! Learn more at http://pacific.to/marineteennight #aquariumpacific #vettech #aoppenguins #penguins
We’ve got your “WHOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAA” of the week! Check out this video by @jessh716 of our southern stingray in Tropical Reef. 😳😮😱 #whoa #stingray #aquariumofthepacific
This Saturday, join us on a culinary journey benefiting the Aquarium of the Pacific at our fourteenth annual Sea Fare fundraiser! Your participation supports the Aquarium’s ocean education and conservation programs and exhibits. Tickets are going fast, visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/seafare to purchase yours. #aquariumpacific
Calling all shark and ray lovers! Experience our VIP Experience: Sharks & Rays in October or November and save $70 when you book by phone. To learn more about this encounter visit http://pacific.to/vipsharkexperience, or call (562) 590-3100. #aquariumofthepacific
This week we are spotlighting our Veterinary Technicians here at the Aquarium for #NationalVeterinaryTechnicianWeek! Meet Kathryn, the newest member of the team.
1. How long have you been a Vet Tech at the Aquarium?
I have been a vet tech at this aquarium for only a short 5 weeks.
2. What’s your favorite animal at the Aquarium?
My favorite animal at the aquarium are the penguins. Penguins have been my absolute favorite since I was a little.
3. What made you want to be a Vet Tech at the Aquarium?
To me this job is a dream come true. As soon as I saw there was an opening I jumped at the opportunity, and was VERY persistent. Each day I get to help care for and treat the many thousands of unique and special animals. Not only that, but this Aquarium does so much with education, conservation and rehabilitation, so I get to be a part of something much bigger.
4. What’s your advice for anyone who wants to work with animals?
My advice for anyone that wants to work with animals is to understand that it is not always just petting and cuddling the cute ones. It is hard work, but if you have the dedication and passion for the animals, it is extremely rewarding.
Today, we are celebrating International Sawfish Day! In 2015, the Aquarium’s largetooth sawfish moved to another facility to participate in a breeding program. All 5 species of sawfish are endangered or critically endangered due to fishing pressure and being caught as bycatch. Support sawfish around the globe by making sustainable seafood choices. #INTLsawfishday
The last in our Sea Fare video series is @parkerslighthouse! Watch as Chef Austin makes the ahi tuna tartare that will be available at our Sea Fare fundraiser on October 21st. Tickets are still available but are going fast! Visit aquariumofpacific.org/seafare to grab yours. #aopseafare #parkerslighthouse #longbeachevents #aquariumofthepacific
Who knew fish loved their veggies so much? Thanks for the awesome video, Volunteer Diver Emily! #loveAOP #aquariumofthepacific
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Have you ever wanted to take photos at the Aquarium like a pro? Join us for Photographers Night on October 29th! Tickets are going quick, visit http://pacific.to/photonitetix to grab yours.
Photo by @thebadpancake #aquariumofthepacific #aopphoto17 #loveaop
Scarium of the Pacific continues today until 5:00 p.m. Visit aquariumofpacific.org/fest4 to get a coupon for free admission for a child (11 and under) in costume! 🎃👻#aquariumofthepacific #scariumofthepacific
Calling all high school students interested in a career in marine science! Join us for Marine Teen Night on October 22nd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event allows high school students and their parents to learn more about the many opportunities that the Aquarium of the Pacific and other local organizations offer for teens. Admission is only $7 for students and their family members. Visit http://pacific.to/marineteennight for tickets and more information.

Photo by @ap_photography00 #loveAOP #aquariumofthepacific
Join us this weekend for Scarium of the Pacific, costumes encouraged! Meet the stonefish, an animal that's always in costume. 👻 #scariumofthepacific #aquariumofthepacific #stonefish
You’ve heard of #FOMO, but what about #FOMOOF? Fear of missing out on food is real, and you don’t to catch it. The cure? Buying your tickets to this year’s Sea Fare of course! Check out this video we made of what @thefederallb is bringing to the October 21st event, and visit aquariumofpacific.org/seafare to grab your tickets. #aquariumofthepacific #aopseafare
Meet the newest addition to Shark Lagoon, fiddler rays! Aren’t they cute? 😍🎻
Check them out tonight at our FREE Shark Lagoon Night! On select Fridays, Shark Lagoon is open to the public from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visit http://pacific.to/aopsharklagoonnights for the schedule. #aquariumofthepacific #sharklagoon #aoprays #stingray #ocean #aquarium #ray #fiddlerray
Each year hundreds of #foodies and Aquarium supporters flock to the Aquarium for our Sea Fare fundraiser. This year Event Coordinator Erin got to sample in advance some of the culinary delights that will be served on Saturday, October 21. Check out http://pacific.to/aopinfocus for her round-up, and visit aquariumofpacific.org/seafare to purchase your tickets! #longbeach #aquariumofthepacific #longbeachevents #losangelesevents #blog #foodography #foodie
Enjoy some mid-week zen with this video of our tube anemones in Tropical Pacific. 😌💜 #aquariumofthepacific #zen #ocean #aquarium