Category Archives: Marine Animals

Sea otter experts from around the world gather at the Aquarium

Since 1999, the Seattle Aquarium has hosted biannual sea otter conservation workshops. These workshops over the years have developed into the largest meeting of sea otter biologists in the world and include delegates from the US, Canada, Europe, Russia and Japan. This year’s workshop, more »

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Kids: #1 fans of Aquarium diver shows

Three times each day, divers take to the water in the Aquarium’s 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters exhibit—the mammoth home to more than 800 fish and invertebrates indigenous to Pacific Northwest waters. At a breathtaking 20×40 feet, the main window more »

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Creature Feature: Clown Triggerfish

Size: Up to 20 inches long. Range: Found in the western Pacific and Indian oceans, most commonly along external reef slopes. Diet: Crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms (which include animals like sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sand dollars). Fast more »

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Why Aquariums Matter

Seattle Aquarium President & CEO Robert W. Davidson’s TEDxRainier talk, Why Aquariums Matter, was recently published to TEDxRainer’s YouTube channel. View the 15-minute talk below, which Davidson delivered on November 22, 2014 at Seattle’s McCaw Hall as part of the more »

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Hello, Mishka! Seattle Aquarium welcomes a new sea otter

Great news! Mishka, a rescued Alaskan sea otter pup, will soon be making her home at the Seattle Aquarium. She’ll be arriving very early tomorrow morning and it’s expected that Aquarium visitors will be able to view her on Sunday, more »

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