Monthly Archives: April 2013

Plankton makes its presence known at the Seattle Aquarium

We have been seeing high levels of plankton in our water lately. Many Aquarium exhibits were a bit cloudy last week from all the algae and other planktonic organisms that are becoming more numerous as the season progresses. Suspension-feeding animals, more »

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Inquiring minds want to know: what is a soft-shelled crab?

This culinary term refers to any crab that has just molted its old exoskeleton and is still soft and flexible on the outside. The species most commonly sold as soft-shell crab in the U.S. is the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, more »

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SeaChange, Seattle Aquarium’s first annual fundraising breakfast, raises over $183,000

The Seattle Aquarium held the first of what will be an annual fundraising breakfast, SeaChange, on April 23. Over 200 guests joined us to support our Harbor Seal Capital Project, generously donating over $183,000 toward the beautiful new exhibit that’s more »

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Learn about the Superfund site in our collective backyard

Right across Elliott Bay from the Seattle Aquarium is the mouth of Seattle’s only river, the Duwamish River. Did you know that the Lower Duwamish is a Superfund site? Declared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001, this more »

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Harbor seal, Q is going to be a dad!

We are excited to learn from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium that one of their harbor seals is pregnant and a second may possibly be expecting as well! Our harbor seal, Q, who is living at the Point Defiance more »

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