Category Archives: Conservation

Welcome puffin baby #2!

It’s official…the second tufted puffin chick has hatched! Seattle Aquarium staff team continue to monitor both chicks and their parents very closely during this critical time. Fun facts: Puffin babies are covered in fluffy, down feathers and eat whole fish more »

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A new tufted puffin chick at the Seattle Aquarium!

We are delighted to welcome a new tufted puffin chick to the Seattle Aquarium! The chick hatched late last week and, along with its parents, is being closely monitored by Seattle Aquarium biologists. As of this writing, the chick appears more »

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Creature feature: the male mouth-brooding Banggai cardinalfish

  What does “male mouth-brooding” mean exactly? That the male carries the eggs—in his mouth! That’s an interesting characteristic of all cardinalfish. Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, belong to the Family Apogonidae (Cardinalfish). They’re named for the area in which they’re more »

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"War of the Whales" features Aquarium award winner Ken Balcomb

World-renowned orca expert Ken Balcomb, who is the executive director of the Center for Whale Research and was the recipient of the Seattle Aquarium’s 2006 Conservation Research Award, is a principal player in “War of the Whales,” a gripping new more »

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Letter to the Seattle Aquarium from a young marine advocate

Sarah, who lives near Puget Sound and will enter third grade in September, was inspired to write us the following letter after reading a recent newspaper article about the mysterious wasting disease affecting sea stars along the West Coast: Dear more »

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