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Amazing Dwarf Cuttlefish

Cuttlefishes get their name from their cuttlebone—an internal, porous structure that helps to regulate their buoyancy—an element of anatomy that no other cephalopods possess. There are 120 known species of cuttlefish: you can come see dwarf cuttlefish, Sepia bandensis, in more »

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Update: Tucker the rehabilitated sea turtle

Regular readers of our blog will remember that last year, the Seattle Aquarium took in a critically ill olive ridley sea turtle that was found stranded on the Oregon Coast. He quickly became known as “Tucker,” a name that came more »

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All About Geoducks

Say it with us Geoduck is pronounced goo-ee-duck. Other names for this majestic mollusk: mud duck, king clam and (translated from Chinese) elephant-trunk clam. A well-earned name Geoducks (Panopea generosa) are native to the west coast of North America, and their more »

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Noted marine advocates honored at Aquarium Chairman's Dinner

  The Seattle Aquarium bestowed its annual awards at our Chairman’s Dinner on January 26. For his lifetime leadership at the critical intersection of marine conservation, science, government policy and citizen engagement, William W. Stelle, Jr. was awarded the Seattle more »

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A family affair: Why Bob and Emily Power support the Seattle Aquarium

“I wish people understood the strong connection between the Aquarium and the marine environment of Puget Sound,” reflects Bob Power, current Seattle Aquarium board member. Bob and his daughter Emily, a member of the Aquarium’s auxiliary board, are both excited more »

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