Monthly Archives: July 2012

What Grows As You Watch?

Bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana, can grow a foot a day. Each year we can look into the Underwater Dome (above) or in the waters off Pier 60 (below) to see this annual algae growing up toward sunlight. It has no more »

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Northern Fur Seal Isaac Is a Dad!

On the night of July 11, 2012, the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA welcomed a new northern fur seal pup to the family. Ursula, a female fur seal residing at the aquarium gave birth to a healthy male pup more »

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Octopus Venom

Last Wednesday morning our female giant Pacific octopus, Squirt, was given a Dungeness crab as a special treat. Although busy dismantling this big meal, she was still taking additional food during the noon and 4pm feedings. Note the large vertical more »

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Plankton Labs Are Back!

Do you remember the totally cool plankton labs the Aquarium offered last summer? They’re back! Come explore the world of plankton with a hands-on experience at the Seattle Aquarium. From collecting these organisms during a plankton tow to identifying them more »

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