Mar 262012

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

We wanted to let you guys know that we just got a twitter account. You can follow us here: . We are looking forward to many tweets!

Dolphins are really cool animals. They have excellent sight and they use echolocation to find food. Did you guys know that their sense of smell as well as their sense of taste are actually not so great? You can read more about dolphins at

Anyway, what do you guys think about this adorable dolphin calf and his/her mom? Don’t they make a great pair?

Baby Bottlenose Dolphin Calf with Mother

Things are going swimmingly!

Found here: Mail Online

Sep 242011

Penguin here.

This is the first manatee post on the site. Manatees are definitely odd-looking creatures, but that’s what makes them so cute! According to National Geographic Kids, (which you should definitely check out), manatees are herbivorous marine mammals that can grow up to 4 meters (13 feet) long and can weigh up to 600 kilograms (1 300 pounds). That’s huge! Also, since they are mammals, they have to rise to the surface to breathe in air, but they can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes.
So here are our goofy manatees!

Manatee Nursing her Calf

Manatee Nursing her Calf

Found here:

Aug 262011

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

This is actually our 200th post! For this special post, we decided to post a picture of dolphins, mostly because putting up a picture of belugas yesterday made us in the mood to post another picture of a marine mammal. So, what do you guys think about these two cuties? Aren’t they goofy? They look very friendly. We bet they’re having tons of fun together.

Goofy Dolphin Friends

What cuties!

Found here: Hawai’i Magazine

Aug 252011

Penguin here.

I was watching TV with Blue Bear the other day, and a lot of Marineland ads were playing. They showed a brief clip of an adorable beluga whale and I instantly knew that I had to post a picture of one on ACAD.
You can read a lot of interesting information about beluga whales here at NOAA fisheries: Office of Protected Resources. One of the surprising things I learned when reading the article was that, unlike other cetaceans (ie: whales, porpoises, dolphins), belugas actually molt, (or shed their skin to reveal a new one underneath), every Summer. Another interesting little fact is that belugas are very social animals. They form groups of ten to hundreds of belugas and together they hunt, migrate and interact.

Goofy Beluga Whale

What an adorable guy!

Found here: Phil Vischer