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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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Northern Fur Seal Isaac Is a Dad!

On the night of July 11, 2012, the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA welcomed a new northern fur seal pup to the family. Ursula, a female fur seal residing at the aquarium gave birth to a healthy male pup more »

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Plankton Labs Are Back!

Do you remember the totally cool plankton labs the Aquarium offered last summer? They’re back! Come explore the world of plankton with a hands-on experience at the Seattle Aquarium. From collecting these organisms during a plankton tow to identifying them more »

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The Importance of Coral Reefs

Would you ever mistake a coral for a jellyfish? Probably not. Yet corals are related to jellies, as well as to other invertebrates such as sea anemones and sea pens. There are thousands of varieties of coral and one of more »

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