Category Archives: Marine Animals

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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Seattle Aquarium President & CEO’s TEDxRainier talk now available for streaming

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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Pacific spiny lumpsuckers are back!

Always fun to watch and looking a bit like swimming golf balls, Pacific spiny lumpsuckers, Eumicrotremus orbis, have returned to our Puget Sound Fish exhibit. These odd fish get their names from an interesting feature: a sucker disk that they more »

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A fond, sad farewell to northern fur seal Isaac

Last week we were notified by the animal care staff of the New England Aquarium that male northern fur seal Isaac, formerly of the Seattle Aquarium, had passed away. His health had been declining for several weeks. Isaac was 14 more »

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