Author Archives: Seattle Aquarium

A closer look at what puts the “lump” in our Pacific spiny lumpsuckers

Puget Sound is home to some pretty unique species, but one lumpy fish that calls our waters home is so ugly, that we here at the Aquarium think it is cute! Difficult to spot due to their amazing camouflage and more »

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Sound Conversations: Learn how we #stopsucking with Dune Ives on May 17

Do you know where the plastic straw you used in your iced latte or soda goes after you toss it in the trash? Many end up in landfills but others end up as part of the growing problem around single-use more »

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Science + an act: how the canary got its groove back

Canary rockfish are one of the most eye-catching fish in the Aquarium’s cold water exhibits, but there are not as many of them in the ocean as there used to be. Luckily for us, and for the canary rockfish, that more »

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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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