A lot of folks have been checking out the latest news about our two new penguin chicks. And why not? They're incredibly cute (the penguins, not the blog entries -- though the stories do feature great photos of the two tiny birds on exhibit).
The story of the first penguin will be one of our most popular blog entries for all of 2011 -- and we're barely halfway through January.
If you're a fan of great white sharks, sea otter pups, ocean-friendly seafood -- and immortal jellyfish -- you won't want to miss some older blog entries that were the most popular stories last year. (Let us know if you like them half as much as you do the penguin chicks.) Here are your Top 10 favorites from 2010:
No. 1: Can a jellyfish live forever? Researchers believe they've found an Immortal Jellyfish, and we provide the details.
No. 2: There's a "Baby Otter on Board" at the Monterey Bay Aquarium -- the first sea otter pup we've ever put on exhibit.
No. 3: Babies are popular, including the second baby sea otter ever to go on exhibit.
No. 4: There's more to a can of tuna than meets the eye, and Seafood Watch provides the lowdown on how to guarantee yourself a sustainable tuna sandwich.
No. 5: In "Whither the White Shark?", we share the sad fate of a young great white shark we released from our Outer Bay exhibit a few months earlier.
No. 6: Some people get hot under the collar when talking about climate change, but that hasn't stopped us from encouraging "A Spirited Climate Conversation" in "Hot Pink Flamingos" -- an exhibit with plenty of very cool animals.
No. 7: We celebrate a partnership with Whole Foods Market to label wild-caught seafood in the case to help consumers make ocean-friendly choices.
No. 8: Julie Packard cheers "A Great Day for the Oceans" and talks about progress on a national ocean policy as well as federal legislation to give real protection to our living ocean.
No. 9: Yes, sea otter pups and penguin chicks are cute all right. But can anything top a little ocean sunfish?
No. 10: In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, Julie Packard issues a challenge and a call to action on World Oceans Day.