Monthly Archives: August 2013

Join the Seattle Aquarium team for the 2013 Walk Bike Ride Challenge!

Did you know that cutting down on “drive-alone” car trips can help preserve the health of Puget Sound? That’s because about one third of the pollution carried into Washington’s waterways flows from the ground, especially pavement. When rain falls, it more »

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Solar electricity comes to the Seattle Aquarium

Here comes the sun! The Seattle Aquarium recently announced a partnership with Seattle City Light to install a 49-kilowatt-hour photovoltaic array on the roof of Pier 59 this summer. (What does “photovoltaic” mean? That the array will create electricity from more »

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Update: sixgill shark research at the Seattle Aquarium

As a complement to our Wild Sharks activities, biologists at the Seattle Aquarium recently conducted the latest installment of sixgill shark research in the waters just off the end of the Aquarium’s pier. The Aquarium has been conducting research on more »

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New at the Seattle Aquarium's Closer Look Table: Spotted Ratfish Egg Cases

Now at the Aquarium are six egg cases from several female spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei. Each tough egg case contains one embryo which may take a year to mature. Like sharks, ratfish produce a small number of young, typically just more »

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