Category Archives: Marine Animals

Get ready for Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium!

In anticipation of Octopus Week, February 18–26, as well as our Octopus Blind Date on February 14 (Valentine’s Day!), we asked Senior Aquarist Kathryn Kegel to answer a few questions for us.   Q: Where do the Aquarium’s giant Pacific more »

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Amazing Dwarf Cuttlefish

Cuttlefishes get their name from their cuttlebone—an internal, porous structure that helps to regulate their buoyancy—an element of anatomy that no other cephalopods possess. There are 120 known species of cuttlefish: you can come see dwarf cuttlefish, Sepia bandensis, in more »

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Update: Tucker the rehabilitated sea turtle

Regular readers of our blog will remember that last year, the Seattle Aquarium took in a critically ill olive ridley sea turtle that was found stranded on the Oregon Coast. He quickly became known as “Tucker,” a name that came more »

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All About Geoducks

Say it with us Geoduck is pronounced goo-ee-duck. Other names for this majestic mollusk: mud duck, king clam and (translated from Chinese) elephant-trunk clam. A well-earned name Geoducks (Panopea generosa) are native to the west coast of North America, and their more »

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An octet of octopus “Did you knows?”

1. You may have heard that octopuses are colorblind because they only have one kind of photoreceptor in their eyes. But did you know that recent studies may be able to explain how cephalopods could still perceive color due to more »

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