Monthly Archives: March 2012

What Can Sea Otters Tell Us About the Ocean?

James L. Bodkin leads the sea otter and coastal marine ecosystems project for the USGS Alaska Science Center. He has spent more than 30 years studying sea otters from California to Russia and has published more than 160 papers resulting more »

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Seattle Aquarium Sea Otter Conservation Program

Earlier this month the Seattle Aquarium was pleased to host 15 leading sea otter scientists to assess three years of Pacific Coast field research regarding sea otter population trends – part of the largest single study of sea otter populations and their more »

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Orca Bowl - What do you know about the world's oceans?

Several Seattle Aquarium employees volunteered to help organize and participate as officials in this year’s Orca Bowl. Orca Bowl is a full day competition that tests high school students’ knowledge about the world’s oceans. The competition is organized in a more »

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What My Trip to Louisiana Taught Me About Wetland Loss in Washington

Last week, I spent some time in Louisiana bayou country as part of a group from the New York State Marine Educators Association (NYSMEA) to learn about coastline restoration after the BP Deep Horizon oil spill in 2010, as well more »

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New Lionfish at the Aquarium

At the Aquarium, we have two new lionfish on display in the Pacific Coral Reef exhibit. Pterois radiata, the clearfin lionfish and Pterois antennata, the spotfin lionfish. Did you know that some lionfish are considered to be an invasive animal? more »

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