Category Archives: Marine Animals

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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Latest developments on Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD)

The Seattle Aquarium’s work on Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD) was recently featured in a segment on KING 5 News. Dr. Lesanna Lahner, staff veterinarian, is treating a group of sea stars showing signs of the disease with antibiotics to more »

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Welcome puffin baby #2!

It’s official…the second tufted puffin chick has hatched! Seattle Aquarium staff team continue to monitor both chicks and their parents very closely during this critical time. Fun facts: Puffin babies are covered in fluffy, down feathers and eat whole fish more »

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A new tufted puffin chick at the Seattle Aquarium!

We are delighted to welcome a new tufted puffin chick to the Seattle Aquarium! The chick hatched late last week and, along with its parents, is being closely monitored by Seattle Aquarium biologists. As of this writing, the chick appears more »

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