Category Archives: Conservation

Part 1: Katmai sea otter research trip 2017

Dr. Shawn Larson, the Aquarium’s curator of conservation research, was recently part of the team for the Southwest Alaska Network’s (SWAN) Nearshore Vital Signs monitoring program 10-day research trip. The eleven participating researchers were affiliated with the United States Geologic more »

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Join the Seattle Aquarium and say goodbye to single-use plastics!

In a blog post a few weeks ago, we told you about our move to eliminate plastic beverage bottles, lids and straws at the Aquarium—and now we’re excited to let you know about our involvement in the Aquarium Conservation Partnership more »

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Sayonara, single-use plastics! Hello, healthier ocean!

Some sobering plastic facts: Plastic packaging makes up 26 percent of the volume of all plastic produced worldwide—and nearly all of it is single-use. Thirty-two percent of all plastic packaging ends up in the ocean. Over 150 million tons of more »

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Jeff Renner's report from the D.C. People’s Climate March

Ocean acidification and climate change go hand in hand. Just as excess burning of fossil fuels leads to unhealthy changes in Earth’s one ocean, it also creates undesirable changes in the world’s atmosphere. Learn more about ocean acidification and carbon more »

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Toxins, hormones, a studbook and more: highlights from our Sea Otter Conservation Workshop

The Seattle Aquarium has hosted its biennial Sea Otter Conservation Workshop since 1999. What began as an intimate gathering of about 50 biologists has grown into an international event with over 120 attendees from locations including the U.S., Canada, Europe, more »

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