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Halloween fun: aquatic-themed pumpkin carving stencils

Halloween is getting closer and you know what that means: time for pumpkin carving and costume planning! To help get you started, here are two pumpkin-carving stencils that were inspired by this year’s Halloween poster. We would love to see more »

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Winter Fishtival January 5: Sculpins

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 5 will be devoted to sculpins, a fish with 230 recognized marine species—41 of which are found in our local waters. more »

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Sea Otters Reunited

When a sea otter pup is born, the mom naturally separates herself and her pup away from larger, more dominant males. When Aniak gave birth to Sekiu here at the Seattle Aquarium, we provided them with the same opportunity for more »

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What are sixgill sharks?

Bluntnose sixgill sharks, or Hexanchus griseus, are members of the cowshark family. Most sharks have five gill slits, but the aptly named sixgills have six. At a mature length of about 14 feet, they are one of the top ten more »

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Shark Fun Facts

Sharks kill an average of four humans per year. Humans kill well over 100 million sharks each year. Sharks never run out of teeth. They have new ones on a “conveyor belt,” at the ready to move up and replace more »

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