Category Archives: Marine Animals

Seattle Aquarium hosts second biennial giant Pacific octopus workshop

Over 70 octopus experts and enthusiasts gathered at the Seattle Aquarium on Saturday, March 29 for our second biennial giant Pacific octopus (GPO) workshop. The day-long event highlighted current research on Enteroctopus dofleini, the world’s largest species of octopus. Included more »

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When Chewy met Commander at the Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium’s new northern fur seal, Chewbacca has officially met his tank-mate Commander! Chewbacca, or Chewy for short, arrived at the Aquarium in February. He spent his first weeks in quarantine and becoming acclimated to his new home in more »

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Seattle Aquarium research trip to Hawaii: conclusion

Seattle Aquarium staff members recently traveled to Hawaii to complete their sixth year of monitoring reef fish abundance at seven sites off the northwest coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The non-invasive monitoring is performed via video sampling done more »

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Seattle Aquarium welcomes northern fur seal Chewbacca

The Seattle Aquarium has a new resident—Chewbacca, or Chewy as he’s affectionately known, a 12-year-old male northern fur seal who came to us from the Moody Gardens aquarium in Galveston, Texas! Accompanied by one of his keepers and our own more »

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Seattle Aquarium featured on Scientific American blog

The Aquarium’s “Octopus Blind Date” event was featured on the “Octopus Chronicles” section of the Scientific American  blog—on Valentine’s Day, appropriately enough! The article described our ever-popular, annual attempt to help sparks fly between a male and female octopus, as more »

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