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16 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (4/14/16)
Join an exciting day of activity to celebrate caring for the Earth. The day begins with a cleanup of Cabrillo Beach. Then head over to CMA to interact with local agencies and environmental groups, make projects you can take home and hatch grunion...KIDSGUIDE article

Where to Find SoCalís Best Tidepools (1/21/16)
Educators from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium lead regular tours of the Point Fermin tidepools ó for free! Youíll start with a slide show in the aquarium auditorium, then scramble out to the rocks...KIDSGUIDE article

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium launches $25 million expansion plan in San Pedro (3/22/15)
While San Pedro pushes forward with plans to develop its waterfront, thereís one beachfront attraction thatís been drawing crowds for 80 years. And come April, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will launch a $25 million expansion project that calls for updated exhibits, an eye-catching new entryway and a new pavilion... Daily Breeze article

4 ways to enjoy local grunion runs (3/17/15)
Hundreds of people lined up under the dim light of the full moon along a stretch of Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro on a recent Saturday night. The large crowd was almost eerily quiet as gentle low waves crashed on the beach... Daily Breeze article

Aquarium boosts reproduction of  California's state marine fish (9/9/13)
San Pedroís Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has discovered a way to dramatically boost reproduction of Californiaís official state marine fish Ė the tangerine-colored garibaldi.... Los Angeles Times article

Grunion Love, SoCal Style (4/1/13)
While a weekend in Barbados watching mama sea turtles lay eggs in the beach sand DOES sound pretty darn nice, Southlanders donít need to travel far to experience a sea creatures exiting the water with the purpose of procreation.

The Southern California Grunion Run is a bona fide rite of passage and an annual event that celebrates that slippery silver fish that has found beach sand the perfect incubator... SoCalWild article

Unusual tropical octopus scooped up by fisherman near San Pedro
An octopus from the tropics has surfaced in Southern California and can now be viewed at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium after it was scooped up by a fisherman near San Pedro. The female argonaut octopus, commonly called a paper nautilus, is a rare sight because it normally lives in tropical and subtropical waters... Los Angeles Times article

Unusual octopus specimen found off San Pedro
Like the unusually warm weather this week, the ocean currents just off the coast are especially balmy, creating conditions that are just right for a species of cephalopod almost never seen in this area... Daily Breeze article
Blue whales off SoCal coast create beautiful sight (8/31/12)
Sleek as torpedoes shooting through the water, blue whales made an unusual appearance off the coast of Laguna Niguel on Friday. The largest mammals in the world could be seen near the shore as they sought out their food... KABC-TV video/article
For A Silvery Calif. Fish, A Special Moonlit Night (8/17/12)
Summertime is beach time in Southern California, even at night. Locals gather around bonfires, roast marshmallows and enjoy each other's company. On some very special nights, there's even sex ó at least for the fish... NPR story
Study finds white abalone on the brink of extinction (7/4/12)
White abalone, the endangered shellfish that once numbered in the millions off the Southern California coast, have declined precipitously over the last decade and are on the brink of extinction... Los Angeles Times article

Tumor Found on White Croaker Fish Mystifies Cabrillo Marine Scientists
A recent fishing excursion in the Los Angeles Harbor landed a strange find - a white croaker with a quarter-size tumor on its head... Press Telegram article

Whale-watch Season kicks off with gray whale, dolphin sightings
Whale-watching season is under way in Southern California. A group of enthusiasts, along with some volunteers, gathered in Redondo Beach, got on a ship and kicked off the season the right way. KABC-TV video/article

The sea runs deep in new biography of John Olguin, longtime director of CMA 
John Olguin taught us to love the ocean. Indeed, it was Olguin's job to argue the case for protecting the sea as longtime director of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. Los Angeles Times article

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in LA is Fun for Entire Family (8/4/11)
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium recently celebrated its 76th anniversary, and it remains a great place to visit with the family. There are so many activities. It's educational, inexpensive, and most importantly, it's fun! KABC-TV video/article

Marine Researchers Attempt To Breed Endangered Abalone (7/12/11)
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium researchers gathered around four buckets in the aquatic nursery Tuesday afternoon, waiting patiently for the endangered white abalone inside to get in the mood. Daily Breeze article

Rewards Do Come from their Scientific Methods (5/14/11)
L.A. science fair recognizes students' world-class projects.
It was a passion for surfing that helped lead Adrienne McColl to the final round of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles... Los Angeles Times article

Whale Remains Wash Ashore (5/9/11)
A large humpback whale, missing about a third of its body, washed onto the rocks at White Point Beach in San Pedro during the weekend of May 7-8, 2011... Daily Breeze article

Focus Helped Girl Turn the Tide (4/25/11)
A humid laboratory redolent of sea life where the gurgling of aquarium tanks fills the air: It's an odd setting for emotional healing. But for teenager Adrienne McColl, the aquatic nursery facility at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has been a safe harbor... Daily Breeze article

A Single Garibaldi Near Cabrillo Beach Sires a Generation of Fish (12/23/10)
A single male Garibaldi that has been tending his nest of red algae near the Cabrillo Beach breakwater for about a decade has fathered fish that now live around the country. Thousands of the eggs he has nurtured in his nest each breeding season have been harvested for the aquatic nursery at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium... Daily Breeze article

Post Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016


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          4/22/2020 Earth Day Poster Contest Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles
          2/14/2020 Agents of Discovery
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          3/1/2018 Spring and Summer Programs
          11/1/2017 Holiday Open House & Artisan Market Sunday, November 26 12pm - 5pm
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          6/4/2017 Pied For A Porpoise
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          11/17/2016 Makers Market - Dec. 3
          10/18/2016 Sea Star Wasting Syndrome
          9/20/2016 Sustainable Seafood Expo
          4/14/2016 CMA in the News
          10/26/2015 Help CMA win $5,000!
          3/15/2015 CMA Staff Member on Ship-Based Research Expedition to Antarctica
          11/3/2014 One Million Pieces of Trash
          7/10/2014 Midnight research studying grunion
          6/12/2014 Stay Connected to CMA
          6/3/2014 Tesoro Donates $50,000
          3/12/2014 Delving into Sustainable Seafood
          3/3/2014 Ocean Discovery Kits
          2/7/2014 Sweetheart Savings for Gala
          1/29/2014 Sustainable Seafood Event
          1/13/2014 New Executive Director
          1/1/2014 Let's go whale watching!
          12/6/2013 Little Squirts is Moving
          11/20/2013 Help FCMA Raise $15,000
          11/13/2013 Sea stars wasting away
          11/4/2013 From Junior Docent to Junior Leader
          10/27/2013 Sharks belong in the ocean
          10/21/2013 Help FCMA win $5,000
          9/23/2013 Making a Difference
          9/16/2013 CMA Receives Top Honor
          8/30/2013 Symbiotic Copepoda Workshop
          8/19/2013 FRIENDS Announces Marine Science Scholarship Winners
          8/5/2013 Robots Storm CMA
          7/24/2013 PADI Internship Program
          7/9/2013 Story time in CMA's library
          6/28/2013 Summer in the Aquatic Nursery
          6/14/2013 Become a Sea Ranger
          6/3/2013 Stung! Jellyfish blooms
          5/28/2013 Lights, Camera, Ocean!
          5/23/2013 Students celebrate Earth Day the CMA way
          5/13/2013 Scholarships Offered
          5/12/2013 CMA Kids News
          5/9/2013 Grand Grunion Gala A Smashing Success
          4/15/2013 Student Research Highlights
          3/15/2013 World Ocean Network
          3/4/2013 Middle school students spend Sundays with science
          2/17/2013 White Abalone Spawning
          2/4/2013 Earth Day Poster and Photo Contest
          1/29/2013 Introducing the pipefish
          1/22/2013 An animalís conservation status
          1/9/2013 Experience a wormís eye-view in the mud tunnel
          12/31/2012 Books about CMA
          12/21/2012 Exploration Center: You oughta be in ocean pictures
          12/14/2012 Rare bird spotted near CMA
          12/12/2012 Start a free table at work
          12/7/2012 Camouflage: the art of blending in
          11/26/2012 Announcing a new species!
          11/13/2012 Ocean Children's Books
          11/5/2012 School groups: Paying one can at a time
          10/31/2012 Exhibits and Collections Curator elected SCAS President
          10/22/2012 Argonaut at CMA
          10/20/2012 Wash your car the ocean way
          10/12/2012 Aquatic Nursery: A new role for red abalone
          10/5/2012 The 8th International Aquarium Congress
          10/1/2012 Danielleís First 100 Days
          9/29/2012 Ocean Outreach Team
          9/24/2012 Sea Otter Awareness Week
          9/23/2012 The CMA Gift Shop: A personal shopping experience
          9/13/2012 Free audio tour available
          9/10/2012 SEA Club is a great way for kids to spend an afternoon
          8/29/2012 Phillips 66 Supports CMA
          8/23/2012 Whatís on CMAís Menu?
          8/11/2012 It's Shark Week!
          8/10/2012 Congratulations Scholarship Winners!
          8/2/2012 Looking under the microscope in the Exploration Center
          7/20/2012 Students earn CMA field trip
          7/19/2012 Become a FRIENDS of CMA Community Sponsor!
          6/27/2012 Youth On Board
          6/14/2012 Celebrate National Lobster Day
          6/8/2012 Underwater Park System
          6/7/2012 The NausicaŠ Connection
          6/1/2012 Intel Innovation Showcase
          5/3/2012 A Career in Marine Biology
          3/3/2012 "Youth on Board" Video Contest
          2/28/2012 CMA Awarded Grant for Tidewater Goby Education
          2/28/2012 Flashback: A Page Out of CMA History
          1/17/2012 "Amazing Aquariums"
          1/6/2012 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Is Accessible to All
          11/16/2011 New Education Curator
          11/15/2011 CMA Staff Members Tour SA Recycling
          11/14/2011 Inner Cabrillo Beach Survey: You Never Know What You Might Find!
          10/27/2011 Mommy and Me Class at CMA?
          10/19/2011 Jellies Travel the World
          10/3/2011 Practice Safe Whale Watching
          9/19/2011 A Clean Sweep!
          9/8/2011 Volunteer Spotlight
          8/15/2011 Become a Volunteer Research Intern
          8/3/2011 It's Shark Week
          7/29/2011 Mutant Crab at CMA
          2/10/2011 New Animal Care Center
          1/2/2011 A Tribute to John M. Olguin
          9/27/2010 AZA Honors CMA
          2/2/2010 75 Years Young!
          9/22/2009 $30,000 Grant Received!
          6/23/2009 CA State Marine Fish Babies Growing at CMA!
          1/10/2009 Piglet Squid
          7/14/2008 One In A Million