Friday, January 20, 2006

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium celebrates 36 years

A free, fun-filled family event celebrating marine mammals, most notably the Pacific gray whale, whose annual several thousand mile migration from Alaska to Baja California passes along the coast off of San Pedro, part of which takes place during January. Activities will include arts and crafts for kids, an inflated whale to crawl through, a puppet show, face painting, and more.

Among the highlights of the day will be the building of a life-sized gray whale out of sand (images of the 2005 event can be viewed at and a “living whale” using people. Guests will be welcome to participate in both activities.

Event sponsors are the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a Department facility), together with the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. More than 20 organizations that work to protect marine mammal life will have exhibits and information about their efforts.

Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294, or cell, (323) 816- 6712
Harvey Drut: (213) 928-9296, or cell, (323) 816-6711