Monthly Archives: October 2011

Critter News: Scary and Slimy Sea Stars

A Very Scary Sea Star The morning sun star (Solaster dawsoni) eats its own kind. It can swallow small prey whole, but will evert its large stomach to feed on larger sea stars. So, how does it capture and hold more »

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Critter News: Pacific Red Octopus

It’s our newest Octopus rubescens (Pacific red octopus). She is only a few ounces of cephalopod beauty, but her venom packs a punch. According to scientists such as Roland Anderson and Roger Hanlon (author of Cephalopod Behavior), the bite of more »

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Critter News: Northern Abalone

Pinto abalone (AKA: Northern abalone), Haliotis Kamtschatkana, have been installed in their own exhibit in Puget Sound Fish. This species is the only abalone native to the Northwest. Never commercially fished, the recreational fishery for them was closed in 1994 more »

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Seattle Aquarium Salutes Pike Place Fish

Today the Aquarium celebrated Pike Place Fish’s success of reaching their goal to sell 100% sustainable seafood. That means they only sell seafood that is located on the “Best Choices” and “Good Alternatives” lists in the Seafood Watch Guide. The more »

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2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Final Phases

The work doesn’t end once the newly collected fish are packed up and shipped back to Seattle from Honolulu. The boxes are picked up at the air cargo facility near Sea-Tac airport and driven back to the Aquarium. Once the more »

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