Monthly Archives: April 2011

PHOTOS: Sick Dolphin in Long Beach


LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — A Dolphin swims in circles in the Cerritos Bahia Marina in Long Beach, Calif. on April 22, 2011. According the wetlands activist Lenny Arkinstall, the dolphin is likely suffering from domoic acid poisoning, a neurological disease. causes grand mal seizures, which lead to lesions in the victims’ brains. It’s produced by algae blooms and siphoned out of the water by plankton-eating fish including sardines and anchovies, which are then eaten by the larger mammals. The toxin then concentrates in the bodies of the larger animals until symptoms appear. See more pictures>>

PHOTOS: Solar Grand Prix


LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Bella Carbonara, left in green, Amelia Campos, center in green, and Alexis Villate, right, of St. Cornielus School cheer on their solar vehicle in the second annual Solar Grand Prix in Long Beach, Calif. on April 9, 2011. One-Hundred and forty teams raced their home-made solar vehicles on a 10-lane track during the double-elimination competition. Each team received a solar car kit, which includes a solar panel and an electric motor and were allowed to using any other materials to build their model vehicle. See more photos / buy reprints >>

PHOTOS: New Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific


Magellanic penguins in their temporary home at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif. on April 8, 2011. The five rescued animals arrived at the aquarium on Thursday. The Magellanic penguins were found stranded off a beach in Brazil and are believed to be yearlings. “When these penguins stranded in Rio, they were frail and emaciated after such a long swim up the Atlantic coast of South America. We’re happy to be able to provide a home and medical care for these unreleasable animals,” said Dudly Wigdahl, the aquarium’s curator of marine mammals and birds. The new penguins will be cared for by the aviculturist (bird biologist) team and veterinary staff in the aquarium’s behind-the-scenes holding area. The penguins are scheduled to be moved to the new June Keyes Penguin Habitat in the summer of 2012. See more photos>>