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Seattle Aquarium 2013 animal highlights

2013 was filled with exciting and interesting new developments for the animals at the Seattle Aquarium! Following are a few of our favorite highlights. January: We added over 400 chinook salmon and 750 2-year-old coho salmon to our Underwater Dome 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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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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