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Sea star wasting disease (SSWD) update

You may have seen the recent press coverage of a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that discusses the association of a virus with the recent outbreak of sea star wasting disease. The Seattle more »

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Spotted lagoon jellyfish now on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium!

Come to the Tropical Pacific exhibit at the Aquarium to see our latest addition: spotted lagoon jellyfish, Mastigias papua. These jellyfish are actually photosynthetic; however, they still need to predate on plankton in order to survive. Also, instead of having more »

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Seattle Aquarium receives Community Impact Award

The Aquarium was honored to receive a Community Impact Award from Seattle Business magazine on October 23. The awards, inaugurated this year, honored “the region’s most influential community leaders” and celebrated 24 honorees in categories ranging from sustainability to youth more »

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Seattle Aquarium youth volunteer essay: “I am an entirely changed person”

We asked one of our recently graduated youth volunteers, Molly Kamicar, to write about her experience in the Seattle Aquarium’s Youth Ocean Advocate program. In just over a year, Molly gave over 500 hours of outstanding service to our mission, more »

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Almost fledging time for our tufted puffin chicks!

This past July, we were delighted to welcome two tufted puffin chicks to the Seattle Aquarium. Since then, they’ve been well cared for by their parents, and Aquarium staff have monitored their progress closely. Now the chicks are very close more »

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