Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wild Sharks at the Aquarium: prehistoric sharks and more

Did you know sharks lived in Earth’s ocean before dinosaurs roamed its land? It’s true! Shark relatives were around a whopping 400 million years ago—and some of them looked so strange that it’s hard to believe that they’re related to more »

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Get ready for Wild Sharks at the Aquarium with our quiz

Are you afraid of sharks? If you’ve seen how they’ve been portrayed in movies over the years, or heard stories in the news about humans being attacked by sharks, perhaps you are. Sharks have fearsome reputations—but are they based in more »

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Who's hungry for barnacles?

Gooseneck barnacles, Pollicipes polymerus, are crustaceans that form dense colonies on rocks and other firm surfaces. The feathery appendages that comb through the water for food are actually modified feet, called cirri. Gooseneck barnacles may live for 20 years or more »

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Feather stars now on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

Now’s your chance to cast your eyes upon the rarely seen and aptly named feather star. Visit our Puget Sound Fish exhibit to marvel over these graceful echinoderms—you may find it hard to believe they’re related to sea stars, sea more »

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Mass of jellyfish spotted near Seattle Aquarium

Visitors to the Seattle Aquarium were treated to a bonus exhibit last week: at least two species of jellyfish were seen massed in the waters of Elliott Bay, just beyond the walkway of our new harbor seal exhibit. “Are those more »

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