Monthly Archives: September 2015

Seattle Aquarium first winner of AZA volunteer engagement award

The Seattle Aquarium is proud to announce that our Beach Naturalist program is the very first winner of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Innovation in Volunteer Engagement Award. The award was developed to recognize achievement in volunteer program more »

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All about poop!

What’s more entertaining than poop? Don’t answer that…instead, be delighted and enlightened by these marine animal elimination facts. Sea cucumbers: the pooping vacuums of the ocean Interpreters at the Seattle Aquarium often describe the California sea cucumber as a living more »

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Sea otter Mishka diagnosed with asthma

One-year-old Mishka, who joined us just this past January, has asthma—and is the first sea otter to be diagnosed with the disease. Asthma makes it difficult to breathe by causing spaces in the lungs to become narrower than usual, which more »

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New in our Puget Sound Fish exhibit

We’ve got some cool new additions to our Puget Sound Fish exhibit—learn a bit about them here, then get to know them during your next visit to the Seattle Aquarium! Hooded nudibranch or lion’s mane nudibranch, Melibe leonina First of more »

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2015 update: Seattle Aquarium rockfish survey at Neah Bay

Four Aquarium staff members and one volunteer recently traveled to Neah Bay on Washington’s coast to survey rockfish populations. We visit the same sites each year, where divers swim a 50-meter transect line in both directions, counting and catching on more »

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