Sunday, September 14, 2014

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California has two baby penguins.

Baby Penguins are now playing at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. We received the chance to go on a family field trip to visit them and all of the other sea creatures. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. Scroll down to read about our latest adventure.
Did you know that penguins don't just live in the cold? They also live on the beaches of Argentina with weather that is similar to California. If you live in California, you know that it is always sunny and warm. It rarely rains and it is never below 65 degrees. Perfect weather for the baby Magellanic Penguins that just arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific. We recently got a chance to explore their new home and see them up close along with a few other fun exhibits. 
Once we welcomed the new babies, we headed over to the shark tank, lobster exhibit and the other sea creature exhibits.  With each exhibit, we wondered how these wonderful animals survive and thrive at the aquarium.  The kids were amazed that there were so many sea creatures that come in all shapes and sizes.  The whole time, we learned about their food sources and saw first hand how they interact within the fish tanks with other types of fish, sea urchins and mammals.
We got our hands dirty while touching and learning about the Horseshoe Crab and Sea Anemones.  The Horseshoe Crab is one of the oldest living species and it's blue blood is coveted for it's health benefits.  We got to see both the Horseshoe Crab and it's blue blood.  It was eye opening for all of us. PBS has a short video on why the Horseshoe  unique blood has powerful properties valued by the biomedical industry.
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