Join our zoo community

Alaska SeaLife Center Alaska SeaLife Center News

Discussion in 'United States' started by kiang, 1 Aug 2012.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    6,249
    Location:
    Argyllshire
  2. jusko88

    jusko88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    967
    Location:
    Where the 3 Rivers Flow
  3. jusko88

    jusko88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    967
    Location:
    Where the 3 Rivers Flow
    Pakak and Mitik - Baby Walrus Calves Play

     
    Last edited by a moderator: 6 Jul 2017
  4. mweb08

    mweb08 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    894
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Are these animals expected to be released back into the wild or sent to zoos or other?
     
  5. jusko88

    jusko88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    967
    Location:
    Where the 3 Rivers Flow
  6. Gulo gulo

    Gulo gulo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2012
    Posts:
    948
    Location:
    northern forest
  7. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,406
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
  8. Giant Panda

    Giant Panda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    805
    Location:
    UK
  9. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,406
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Just to clarify, the AZA accreditation was their regular five year renewal (as told me by a staff member). I realize the article on their website makes it sound as if it is a first time accreditation (which it is not).
     
  10. drill

    drill Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2017
    Posts:
    1,500
    Location:
    Norfolk, Va
  11. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    16,977
    Location:
    fijnaart, the netherlands
  12. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,406
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Interesting. I wonder which aquarium he will be sent to? How many facilities even have belugas? I assume it is the half dozen or so listed in the article as "offering assistance."
     
    Kifaru Bwana likes this.
  13. MidwestFan

    MidwestFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Mar 2014
    Posts:
    447
    Location:
    Omaha, NE, USA
    My guess is that the calf will go to SeaWorld Texas, as they have a calf around the same age. Georgia Aquarium may have been an option earlier with the loss of the calf, the female may have adopted this calf, but probably too late for that now.

    These facilities in the US have beluga on display:
    SeaWorld Texas
    SeaWorld California
    SeaWorld Florida
    Georgia Aquarium
    Mystic Aquarium
    Shedd Aquarium
     
    Arizona Docent likes this.
  14. TZFan

    TZFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    7,047
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
  15. TZFan

    TZFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    7,047
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
  16. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    16,977
    Location:
    fijnaart, the netherlands
  17. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,406
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
  18. Loxodonta Cobra

    Loxodonta Cobra Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    874
    Location:
    West Hartford, CT, USA
    According to their Facebook, a pacific sleeper shark is in temporary care of the center. This is the third shark kept as part of a study by ASLC and California State University Long Beach, and the first female they’ve kept. The shark will be released in two weeks, just thought it would be an interesting post for a species that’s rarely seen.
    Alaska SeaLife Center
     
    Antoine, kiang and Jungle Man like this.
  19. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    16,977
    Location:
    fijnaart, the netherlands
  20. Smaggledagle

    Smaggledagle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    25 May 2020
    Posts:
    2,062
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Other 2021 News:

    On January 7th, the aquarium announced that they have rescued a (0.1) northern sea otter named Juniper that was found near a dead otter being scavenged by a bald eagle.

    Log into Facebook

    On January 28th, the aquarium announced that their (1.0) giant Pacific octopus named Wrangell has been released back into the ocean.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Back to the Big Blue | Facebook

    On March 4th, the aquarium announced that they are opening a new touch pool named the Rocky Coast Discovery Pool in Spring 2021.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - New Exhibit! | Facebook

    On March 16th, the aquarium announced that a (1.0) northern sea otter named Pushki has passed away due to an acute illness.

    Log into Facebook

    On April 27th, the aquarium announced that they have rescued a (0.0.1) bald eagle and transferred it to the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Log into Facebook

    On May 12th, the aquarium announced that a (0.1) giant Pacific octopus named Sassy has been released back into the ocean.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Octopus Release | Facebook

    On May 13th, the aquarium announced they have rescued a (1.0) ringed seal after he was found outside of his native range in poor condition.

    Log into Facebook

    On May 29th, the aquarium announced they have rescued a (1.0) Pacific harbor seal after he was discovered near a popular hiking trail with signs he went through a difficult birth. On August 1st, he was named Asiqtuq.

    Log into Facebook
    Alaska SeaLife Center - Asiktuk | Facebook

    On June 2nd, the aquarium announced that Phase 1 of the Rocky Coast Discovery Pool is open to the public.

    Log into Facebook

    On June 10th, the aquarium announced that they have rescued (0.0.2) Pacific harbor seals on June 2nd and 6th respectively.

    Log into Facebook

    On June 18th, the aquarium announced that they have rescued a (1.0) Pacific harbor seal on June 15th.

    Log into Facebook

    On June 25th, the aquarium announced they have rescued a (0.1) Pacific harbor seal on June 22nd.

    Log into Facebook

    On July 1st, the aquarium announced they have transferred (1.1) northern sea otters named Lupine and Juniper to SeaWorld San Diego in California.

    Log into Facebook

    On July 6th, the aquarium announced they have rescued another (0.1) Pacific harbor seal on July 4th.

    Log into Facebook

    On July 29th, the aquarium announced they have rescued yet another (0.1) Pacific harbor seal.

    Log into Facebook

    On August 12th, the aquarium announced they have rescued a (0.1) northern sea otter. On October 12th, she was given a name, Poppy.

    Log into Facebook
    Log into Facebook

    On August 18th, the aquarium announced that due to critical maintenance issues, the "ice seals" and Steller's sea lions will be off exhibit.

    Log into Facebook

    On August 30th, the aquarium announced they have released (0.0.2) Pacific harbor seals named Penne and Gnocchi back into the ocean.

    Join us LIVE as we release two... - Alaska SeaLife Center

    On September 5th, the aquarium announced they have released another (0.1) giant Pacific octopus named Agness back into the ocean.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Octopus Release | Facebook

    On September 11th, the aquarium announced they have released a (0.0.1) Pacific harbor seal named Speatzle back into the ocean.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Speatzle Release | Facebook

    On September 16th, the aquarium announced that maintenance on the Steller's sea lion exhibit has been completed.

    Log into Facebook

    On October 7th, the aquarium announced they have rescued a (1.0) northern sea otter on September 27th. On November 17th, he was named Douglas Maple.

    Log into Facebook
    Log into Facebook

    On October 10th, the aquarium announced that the maintenance on the "ice seal" exhibit has been completed.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Seal Habitat Draining | Facebook

    On October 11th, the aquarium announced that they have released (1.1) Pacific harbor seals named Sir Orzo Sealroni and Ravioli back into the ocean respectively the week prior.

    Log into Facebook

    On October 20th, the aquarium announced they have released (0.1.1) Pacific harbor seals named Vermicelli and Gemelli back into the ocean the week prior.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Seward Seal Release | Facebook

    On November 9th, the aquarium announced they have hired their first Chief Science and Education Officer Wei Ying Wong. She has had experience working in executive positions at the Woodland Park Zoo and Philadelphia Zoo, as well as Assistant Director for Science and Technical Assistance at Washington Sea Grant in Washington.

    Log into Facebook

    On November 11th, the aquarium announced they have acquired (1.1) spectacled eiders named Poe and Alcott and are in the aviary exhibit.

    Log into Facebook

    On November 24th, the aquarium announced that a (1.0) Pacific harbor seal named Tuq have been transferred to their Pacific harbor seal exhibit after he was deemed non-releaseable.

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Tuq Meeting Seals for the First Time | Facebook

    On December 6th, the aquarium announced that their Aquarium Curator of 24 years Richard C. Hocking passed away at age 70 on November 21st.

    Log into Facebook
     
    Last edited: 16 May 2022