Monthly Archives: April 2018

Cool jobs at the Aquarium: facilities team

“No two days are the same!” That’s a sentiment echoed by many on the Seattle Aquarium facilities team, which handles a broad array of tasks in the areas of engineering, maintenance, custodial, safety and security. “We support the entire organization, more »

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The octopus: our thriving neighbor

Pigeons, squirrels, gulls, raccoons and…octopuses? We’re all familiar with the many animals that live among us as they forage for food and navigate around buildings and parks throughout the city. But you might be surprised by new research that shows more »

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Eelgrass: nursery of the sea

Meadows of grass growing below the surface of Puget Sound? It may not be the same as the grass on your local playfield—but it’s there, and it serves a vital purpose. You’ve probably seen eelgrass on the beach at low more »

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Oysters with a side of plastic?

Plastics are everywhere—including in our shellfish Last year, scientists at Belgium’s Ghent University released a sobering study revealing that shellfish lovers may be ingesting up to 11,000 particles of microplastics along with their favorite meals each year. The news isn’t more »

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Be on the lookout for some special visitors to Puget Sound!

Here at the Aquarium we have plenty of incredible things to see right inside our building—but sometimes, if we’re lucky, we get a special treat just off the pier. This past St. Patrick’s Day, some fortunate Aquarium guests had the more »

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