Category Archives: Conservation

Eelgrass: nursery of the sea

Meadows of grass growing below the surface of Puget Sound? It may not be the same as the grass on your local playfield—but it’s there, and it serves a vital purpose. You’ve probably seen eelgrass on the beach at low more »

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Oysters with a side of plastic?

Plastics are everywhere—including in our shellfish Last year, scientists at Belgium’s Ghent University released a sobering study revealing that shellfish lovers may be ingesting up to 11,000 particles of microplastics along with their favorite meals each year. The news isn’t more »

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Seattle Aquarium diving birds get a thumbs up from the doctor

Routine checkups are important for everyone—including the animals at the Aquarium. Recently, our bird & mammal team conducted routine checkups for all 15 of the alcids that call the Seattle Aquarium home. Alcids are a family of birds indigenous to more »

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Governor signs executive order to help protect southern resident orcas

Seattle Aquarium President & CEO Robert W. Davidson and Aquarium staff joined Governor Inslee, regional and tribal leaders, and environmental advocates at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center in support for our native southern resident orca population this past Wednesday. The more »

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Creature feature: amazing, long-lived rockfish

There are more than 100 different species of rockfish around the world; 68 of those are found along the Pacific coast of North America; 24 of them live in the waters of Puget Sound; and about 14 different species can more »

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