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Holiday special: animal families part 1

People often spend time with family during the holidays, so we thought we would take a look at some animal families—as in the scientific classification, not in the generational way like the sea otter family at the Seattle Aquarium. (Did more »

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, all of us at the Seattle Aquarium are thankful for: You! Since 1977, the Seattle Aquarium has been dedicated to serving Seattle and the Puget Sound area in working to fulfill our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our more »

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And the results are in! 2016 octopus census

Last month, during our annual octopus census, Aquarium staff and divers from around Puget Sound counted 41 giant Pacific octopuses (GPOs) at 13 locations. Below is a Q&A with Senior Aquarist Kathryn Kegel about the results. Q: The Seattle Aquarium more »

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Discover Science Weekend guest blog #3

To gear up for Discover Science Weekend, November 11–13, we’re putting together a guest blog series featuring some of the researchers who will be joining us for the event. Our third and final post is from the Seattle Aquarium’s own more »

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Finding-and raising-Dory

Movies frequently have the potentially unintended effect of sparking sales of a particular species of animal as pets. For instance, sales of clownfish soared following the release of Finding Nemo; shelters reported spikes in Dalmatian populations after the release of more »

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