Category Archives: Marine Animals

Sea star wasting disease (SSWD) update

You may have seen the recent press coverage of a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that discusses the association of a virus with the recent outbreak of sea star wasting disease. The Seattle more »

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Spotted lagoon jellyfish now on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium!

Come to the Tropical Pacific exhibit at the Aquarium to see our latest addition: spotted lagoon jellyfish, Mastigias papua. These jellyfish are actually photosynthetic; however, they still need to predate on plankton in order to survive. Also, instead of having more »

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Seattle Aquarium youth volunteer essay: “I am an entirely changed person”

We asked one of our recently graduated youth volunteers, Molly Kamicar, to write about her experience in the Seattle Aquarium’s Youth Ocean Advocate program. In just over a year, Molly gave over 500 hours of outstanding service to our mission, more »

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Seattle Aquarium's Marshawn Pinch scuttles off into the sunset

The Seattle Aquarium’s 12th crustacean, Marshawn Pinch, has retired—he hopped a riptide and headed for the unexplored waters of Earth’s one big ocean. But before he hung up his shelmet for good, he came out of his shell one last more »

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Aquarium intern assists in rehabilitation of stranded false killer whale calf

Seattle Aquarium summer veterinary intern Sarah Wahlstrom, who is about to enter her second year of veterinary school at Ohio State University, recently had the experience of a lifetime when she assisted with the rehabilitation of a stranded false killer more »

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