Monthly Archives: April 2013

Giant Pacific octopus protection update

In November of last year news reports of the killing of a giant Pacific octopus near Alki Point raised questions about the possible need for protective measures for the species. The Aquarium called for a review of options by the more »

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Marine Mammal Mania at the Seattle Aquarium: spotlight on northern fur seals

Last Saturday, April 13, Sharon Melin, wildlife biologist at NOAA’s National Marine Mammal laboratory, came to the Aquarium and shared her experience with wild northern fur seals. Working with biologist Julie Carpenter and our male northern fur seal Commander, she more »

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A volunteer's favorite: fur seals at the Seattle Aquarium

If you volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium, chances are you have that one animal that’s your favorite. For me, it’s two: our northern fur seals, Commander and Woodstock. We’re extremely lucky to have them here at the Aquarium, as there more »

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Sound Conversations with Ginger Armbrust, Ph.D.: April 11 at the Seattle Aquarium

With the Sound full of amazing creatures like orca whales, harbor seals and giant Pacific octopuses, why should we care about little old plankton? Because, says Dr. Ginger Armbrust, the health of plankton in the ocean ultimately determines the health more »

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Sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium and beyond

Here at the Seattle Aquarium we have four sea otters: Adaa, a 13-year-old male found on an airport runway; Lootas, a 15-year-old female found orphaned in Alaska and rehabilitated back to health here; Aniak, a 10-year-old female born here to more »

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