Category Archives: Marine Animals

A quiz: what do you call a group of sharks?

Hint: it’s the same thing you do when you’re chilly! Just like their counterparts on dry land, groups of marine animals have names that can be pretty surprising. Take our quiz and see how well you do! Answers are listed more »

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Explained: the mystery of Mr. Potato Head at the Seattle Aquarium

“Why is there a Mr. Potato Head in that exhibit?” It’s a question we often hear from curious visitors. Our answer starts with the big word “enrichment.” It’s described by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (or AZA, of which more »

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Seattle Aquarium's Jim Wharton to be featured on Shark Week

Cue the theme from Jaws: our own Director of Conservation and Education Jim Wharton will be featured during Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! He’ll provide on-camera commentary for a show called Ninja Sharks, airing July 8 at 10pm PST. more »

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Seattle Aquarium aquarist explains cold-water collection

Ever wondered where the Aquarium gets new animals for its exhibits? Not surprisingly, it isn’t simply a matter of heading to a local beach with a bucket at low tide. Below, staff aquarist Kathryn Kegel provides a behind-the-scenes peek at more »

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Health update: harbor seal Siku

We announce with deep sadness that Siku, our female harbor seal, delivered a premature, stillborn pup on Sunday, May 31. This was 10-year-old Siku’s first pregnancy. Necropsy results are pending. In the meantime, Siku is doing well and has already more »

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