Monthly Archives: November 2012

Seattle Aquarium hosts ocean acidification event

Washington’s shellfish population—clams, oysters and mussels—have been called the “canaries in the coalmine” for ocean acidification. Rising acidity in our local waters has already made it difficult for some shellfish populations to reproduce. Without urgent and immediate action, the problem more »

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Sekiu's next step

Sekiu, the young sea otter born at the Aquarium last winter, is now at the age where—if she lived in the wild—she would be on her own, no longer dependent on her mom. Weaning occurs naturally in the wild but more »

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Three Generations of Seattle Aquarium Volunteers

The Seattle Aquarium is fortunate to have a committed, enthusiastic group of volunteers—including the three pictured here: grandparents, uncle and granddaughter! Bruce Semple and Sigrid Llewellyn were the first to join us. They began their adult volunteer training in January more »

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NOAA Orca Research: Finally, the Waiting Pays Off

Seattle Aquarium Community Engagement Manager Darcie Larson recently had the opportunity to assist scientists from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center with their research on the local endangered orca population, the Southern Resident killer whales, which consist of J, K and more »

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