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Science Corner – Vibrissa

September 18th, 2015

Vibrissa. From the Latin “vibrio” meaning to vibrate or move. Vibrissae (plural), commonly called whiskers, are specialized hairs that are often used by mammals as tactile organs. The name whiskers comes from the term “whisking” which describes the movement some mammals employ when using their whiskers. While the whisker itself doesn’t contain any nerves, the […]

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Pinnipeds Go Wild!

September 3rd, 2015

You’re Invited! Visit http://marinemammalcare.org/pinnipedsgowild for more information and to purchase tickets! WHEN– Friday October 9, 2015, 7 pm – 11 pm WHERE– Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach DANCE your flippers off to the Live Music of Andy & Renee ENJOY beer, wine, and appetizer bars by SAVOR BID on fantastic silent […]

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