EcoExplorations

EcoExplorations

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Diver inside Ecosystems Kelp Tank
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Leroy Hamilton

Discover behind-the-scenes interactions with California Science Center animals, the people who take care of them, and the systems that help us keep them healthy. 

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A rat with a black head and back and a white belly munches on a treat
EcoExplorations / August 17, 2020

Find out about this interesting animal species that has made its way to every continent but one.

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Diver and leopard shark swimming inside the Kelp Tank
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Nathan Alexander
EcoExplorations / June 29, 2020

Sharks have the same senses that we do--but they also have a bonus sense that helps them locate prey!

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A pinkish-colored female sheephead fish
EcoExplorations / June 22, 2020

Can animals in the ocean hear? Do they have ears? Let's find out!

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A pinkish-colored octopus, with its eyes visible
EcoExplorations / June 15, 2020

How do animals see in the sea? Dive in with Aquarist Crystal to find out!

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sea star arm
EcoExplorations / June 8, 2020

Explore with Aquarist Crystal to find out how sea stars, urchins, anemones, and fish use their sense of touch in their ocean environment.

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A sea anemone with its tentacles extended into the water
EcoExplorations / June 1, 2020

Do crabs have teeth? Do sea anemones have taste buds? Tag along with Aquarist Crystal to find out!

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Keeper Erin holds a green military macaw
EcoExplorations / May 29, 2020

Senior keeper Erin shares details about these amazing and threatened animals, shares what you can do to help, and shows off some training with a military macaw.

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A close-up of a Gila monster's face and front left leg
EcoExplorations / May 26, 2020

Keeper Kit feeds a mouse to a Gila monster.

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A fish with an arrow pointing at small holes, called nares, in its face
EcoExplorations / May 18, 2020

How do ocean animals smell? Pretty great, actually! Find out how lobsters, fish and other ocean animals use their sense of smell to help them detect prey in their watery world.

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