Author Archives: Seattle Aquarium

A close call for Leu the fur seal

A life-threatening situation with a happy ending is also a sobering reminder of how critically important it is to keep marine habitats clean and free of pollution. On May 22, Memorial Day, a young visitor to the Aquarium tossed a more »

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Sea otter experts from around the world gather at the Aquarium

Since 1999, the Seattle Aquarium has hosted biannual sea otter conservation workshops. These workshops over the years have developed into the largest meeting of sea otter biologists in the world and include delegates from the US, Canada, Europe, Russia and Japan. This year’s workshop, more »

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Kids: #1 fans of Aquarium diver shows

Three times each day, divers take to the water in the Aquarium’s 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters exhibit—the mammoth home to more than 800 fish and invertebrates indigenous to Pacific Northwest waters. At a breathtaking 20×40 feet, the main window more »

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Sound Conversations ocean acidification event draws full house

On April 2, the Seattle Aquarium brought the ocean acidification community together to network and learn about innovative approaches to addressing ocean acidification from leaders in the fields of research, policy and public engagement. “Sound Conversations 2015: Addressing Ocean Acidification” more »

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Creature Feature: Clown Triggerfish

Size: Up to 20 inches long. Range: Found in the western Pacific and Indian oceans, most commonly along external reef slopes. Diet: Crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms (which include animals like sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sand dollars). Fast more »

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