October 21, 2004 |
Sea critters of all sizes will have more fin and flipper room at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium when the San Pedro facility unveils its $10-million expanded complex to the public Saturday. Nestled alongside the original Frank Gehry-designed structure on the beachfront, the new two-story wing houses an exploration center, an aquatic nursery, a research library and a spacious courtyard. (The new structure was designed by Barton Phelps and Associates.
May 29, 2003 |
How's a visit to the Pacific Islands this summer sound? At last there's a way to immerse yourself in island culture, song, dance, food, geography, zoology and horticulture that doesn't require dreary hours in flight and a second mortgage on the house.
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July 20, 2002 |
Mayor James K. Hahn and his sister, Councilwoman Janice Hahn, helped break ground Friday on a $10-million expansion of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. The expansion, which will double the aquarium's size, should be complete by fall 2004.
October 18, 2001 |
The number of tugboats, cargo ships and other vessels drifting in and out of Los Angeles Harbor could never equal the number of creatures lurking beneath the ocean surface. Soon, the warm waters will turn frigid with the first winter storm. Already squid are turning up in fishermen's nets, although mating season doesn't normally start until winter, and Pacific gray whales are just beginning their migration from Alaskan seas to the milder waters of Baja California.
December 31, 1998
NEW YEAR'S Nature lovers can count down to 1999 in the Santa Monica Mountains with a "Welcome in the New Year Hike" at 8:30 tonight. (310) 479-5717. WINTER CAMELLIAS The Orange County Camellia Society meets 7 to 9 p.m., Monday at 10 Calle Cabrillo, Foothill Ranch. Call Marty Hammond at (949) 830-3478. VOLUNTEER Docents are needed to lead tours of the Orange County Natural History Museum in Laguna Niguel. Minimum age is 18. (949) 487-9155.
December 25, 1997
1:30pm Nature Walk off holiday goodies at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's tide pool walk. Visitors can see a slide show in the aquarium auditorium, then search for sea urchins, hermit crabs and anemones at the Point Fermin Marine Life Refuge. * Tide pool walk, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro. 1:30-3 p.m. $1; beach parking, $5.50. Groups of 10 or more, call for reservations. (310) 548-7562.