Author Archives: Seattle Aquarium

All about urchins

It’s no surprise that these colorful echinoderms are also known as the hedgehogs of the sea: they’re round like balls and covered with long, movable spines. They’re also one of the most popular animals in the touch pools of our more »

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Teens, rain and freezing sludge on board the R/V Centennial

Guest blog post by Lyra Dalton Lyra Dalton is an avid beachcomber, marine adventurer and cephalopod enthusiast who has been working at the Seattle Aquarium as a youth engagement mentor and citizen science instructor for the past year, as well as more »

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Aquarium for all: Open House welcomes diverse families

With generous support from members and donors, each October the Aquarium invites community members to enjoy a special night of learning, inspiration and fun. Attendees come from households receiving support from selected human service organizations in King County. For many, more »

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Seattle Aquarium 2017 Hawaii reef research report

2017 marks the ninth consecutive year that Seattle Aquarium staff members have conducted reef fish surveys at eight sites along the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Below is a recap from the team, which included Aquarium staff more »

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Cephalo-fun at the Seattle Aquarium

As we finish up Octopus Week, February 18–26, we thought we’d share the love with a couple amazing relatives of the giant Pacific octopus. Stubby squid, Rossia pacifica Winter is the best season for recreational divers to spot the stubby more »

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