Monthly Archives: September 2011

Critter News: Mystery Animals

Can you guess what I am? I look like I have a crew-cut on my head, but  some of my relatives are much more heavily decorated. I like to hang out in empty barnacle shells or under rocks, and am more »

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2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Part Four

Day 6 – Aug 22: Shipping Day — Our first “non-collecting” day of the trip — today we send our first group of animals to Seattle. Since we were not going to a collecting site, we got to sleep in more »

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Enrichment Through Ice Toys

Ice toys are an important part of the Aquarium’s enrichment efforts, providing fun and development for the marine mammals in our exhibits. These enrichment efforts also provide us with the opportunity to educate our visitors and enhance their experience at more »

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Critter News: Scallops, Chitons, Sea Stars and Sea Urchins

What am I? I am one of about 60 of what you see in the photo on the left. I may help my possessor see danger nearby or good habitat further off. I belong to an animal that is related more »

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International Coastal Cleanup

If you’re a Seattleite who has felt deprived of your beach-perfect summer days this season, you are definitely not alone. Beach days have been in rare supply this year, but on September 17, come rain or shine, the Ocean Conservancy’s more »

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