Author Archives: Seattle Aquarium

Welcome, Blue Band!

Wednesday morning the bird and mammal team introduced their newest member of the Birds and Shores exhibit. Blue Band, or “Ipsen,” is a rehabilitated male common murre (Uria aalge), also known as the common guillemot. He came to Seattle Aquarium more »

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Diving in with both feet for Boeing’s 100th birthday

 Congratulations to The Boeing Company, which recently reached an exciting milestone: 100 years of aviation industry leadership. We at the Seattle Aquarium celebrated from the depths of Puget Sound (well, actually, from our Window on Washington Waters exhibit) while the more »

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Aquarium medalists

Lots of human swimmers have been winning prizes in South America recently—and we’ve got plenty of record-setting marine animals right here at the Seattle Aquarium, too! Here are just a few of the amazing feats they achieve: Longest vertebrate gestation more »

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Creature feature: sablefish

Visitors to our Underwater Dome exhibit often ask, “What’s that funny looking gray fish?” Sometimes they’re asking about wolf eels (which aren’t eels, despite their name)—but more often, they’re referring to sablefish. Despite sometimes being called “black cod” and having more »

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Know your beach-season recap

#8 and final in a series of guest blog posts by Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists Bobby Arispe and Jen Strongin. It’s been an amazing season on the beach! A few highlights: In early June, Jen had an incredible week—a 17-inch more »

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