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The Aquarium of the Pacific has unveiled its new wing known as "Pacific Visions" - an ambitious exhibit space that envisions a sustainable future.

The two-story, 29,000-square-foot wing houses an art gallery, a state-of-the-art theater, and high-tech interactive science exhibits. It aims to help visitors learn about our use and production of food, energy, and water - and how we can surmount the environmental challenges of our time.

“Pacific Visions is unlike any other aquarium expansion project. We are taking a unique, unconventional approach in creating a space where the focus is on the one species that is affecting all others on earth: humans," said Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, president and CEO of the aquarium. "Pacific Visions is a place where…

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A new baby girl has arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific after a long journey from Australia: a scalloped hammerhead shark, the first of its kind at the iconic aquarium in Long Beach.

scalloped-hammerhead-long-beachThe 6-month-old shark, which doesn't have a name yet, is just three feet long right now but may grow up to 10 to 14 feet long and weigh over 300 pounds. It was flown to Southern California in a specially designed 10-foot circular tank.

The scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) is officially an endangered species in the United States, although there are some sub-populations in other parts of the world that are thriving, according to staff aquarist Rachel Munson. The shark came to the Aquarium of the Pacific under permit from Australia.

These sharks are…

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