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This is a female spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus) who resides in the Biotic Interactions exhibit. Her coloration would normally be darker in color, but she just molted which makes her much paler. As with most invertebrates, lobsters are at their most vulnerable state right after they molt, as their shells are very soft. They hide during this time while their shell hardens, and eat their molted shell for extra calcium. It can take up to two weeks to fully harden so the aquarists keep a close eye on them to ensure they are not bothered by tank mates. Unlike lobsters on the east coast, spiny lobsters, which are found along our coast, don’t have large claws to use for defense but instead have spines on their backs for that purpose.
Kim Rotter, Veterinary Assistant
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When we handle our Gila (pronounced hee-la) monster we use thick gloves because he is venomous. As part of our AZA accreditation (and as part of general good safety practices), we perform a venomous bite drill annually. This is where we reenact getting bit and practice how we would handle this potentially dangerous situation.
Rebecca Brown, Keeper
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Those guys are crawling around Hollywood Blvd?
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Apply for a chance to win a FREE day of science exploration at the California Science Center, sponsored by Google.

Selected classes will receive one free facilitated education program, access to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion where the Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display, a selection of stations to explore in the Science Center, bus transportation, and lunch for up to 30 students per class. Submissions will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Available only to Title I schools. Submission deadline is January 27, 2017.
For more information, call 213-744-7518
Apply for a chance to win a FREE day of science exploration at the California Science Center, sponsored by Google.
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Chuckwallas are one of my favorite animals! A few impressive adaptations are:
1. In the Mojave they bask on black rocks in 130F heat. And love it!
2. They can puff up their abdomen with inhaled air to make themselves balloon-like as a way to lodge themselves in rock crevices to evade predators!
3. When they run it looks like they are waddling. Funny sight to see!

Rebecca Brown, Keeper
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NEW FILM OPENING 2/17/17
Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World

From the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big 3D celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.
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NEW EXHIBIT OPENING MAY 20

Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: Pulse — The largest BODY WORLDS exhibition of the decade.
Come experience the largest Body Worlds exhibition of the decade. Discover what makes you move, what makes you tick, and what makes you unique.
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Saw this in Baltimore, MD. Amazing show!
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NEW FILM opens Feb. 17 - DREAM BIG 3D

A film engineered to inspire.
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'"They are massive organisms that have been growing for thousands of years," Ambrose adds. "When you get up into their enormous, complex crowns you feel like an ant."
Ambrose hopes the public can now experience part of what it's like to scale a rope up a 250-foot tall giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) while planted safely on the ground. He and his colleague Wendy L. Baxter are featured in new 360 videos produced by National Geographic for Facebook.
The videos were shot in June in the storied Giant Forest of California's Sequoia National Park, home of the General Sherman and President trees.'
The massive, 250-foot tall trees are faring better than other species through the California drought, scientists also discovered.
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They sound amazing. 
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"The moon technically reaches its full phase tomorrow morning (Jan. 12) at 6:34 a.m. EST (1134 GMT), but skywatchers can get an eyeful of an apparently full lunar orb both tonight and tomorrow night."
The full moon of January is shining bright for skywatchers around the world on Jan. 12th. Here are some facts about the Full Wolf Moon.
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Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

Filmed over 3 years in vibrant marine environments from the Bahamas to Fiji, the first giant screen film directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau provides a compelling, breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.
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Skinks are lizards that are noted for their small legs, though some skinks have no legs at all. Without well-developed legs, they wiggle side to side when they move, looking similar to a snake. Though short, the legs of a prehensile-tailed skink are strong. Combined with a muscular tail, that can wrap around branches for balance, the Prehensile-tailed skink is able to navigate tree canopies with ease.
Alex Soto, Keeper
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The Science Center is CLOSED TODAY. We will reopen tomorrow at 10AM.
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Hands-on science learning for everyone! FREE general admission!
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The California Science Center offers hands-on experiences that appeal to people of all ages! You'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more.

Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Discover the science and technology behind one of the most advanced transportation systems ever created. Reserve your timed tickets www.californiasciencecenter.org

From digital imaging to solar cars and earthquake-resistant buildings, Creative World showcases advances humans make to fill the needs for communication, structures and transportation. In World of Life, discover how living creatures—from the single-celled amoeba all the way up to 100-trillion-celled human being—have the same life processes in common.

Come visit Ecosystems, our newest permanent exhibit that houses nearly 400 plant and animal species. From walking through a living kelp forest to experimenting on a polar ice wall, you can investigate some of the Earth's most fascinating ecosystems.

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