Category Archives: Marine Animals

Creature feature: the male mouth-brooding Banggai cardinalfish

  What does “male mouth-brooding” mean exactly? That the male carries the eggs—in his mouth! That’s an interesting characteristic of all cardinalfish. Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, belong to the Family Apogonidae (Cardinalfish). They’re named for the area in which they’re more »

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"War of the Whales" features Aquarium award winner Ken Balcomb

World-renowned orca expert Ken Balcomb, who is the executive director of the Center for Whale Research and was the recipient of the Seattle Aquarium’s 2006 Conservation Research Award, is a principal player in “War of the Whales,” a gripping new more »

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New art exhibit opens at the Seattle Aquarium

Now on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium: blown glass sculpture by Tlingit artist Raven Skyriver and limited-edition prints by Aleut artist Thomas Stream. The works from both artists feature beautiful renditions of animals native to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. more »

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Letter to the Seattle Aquarium from a young marine advocate

Sarah, who lives near Puget Sound and will enter third grade in September, was inspired to write us the following letter after reading a recent newspaper article about the mysterious wasting disease affecting sea stars along the West Coast: Dear more »

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Seattle Aquarium sea star wasting disease update

Since the end of October 2013, the Seattle Aquarium has been actively collaborating with a variety of institutions—including the Vancouver Aquarium, SeaDoc Society, Cornell University, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center—to respond to the ongoing more »

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