Category Archives: Marine Animals

Hello, Mishka! Seattle Aquarium welcomes a new sea otter

Great news! Mishka, a rescued Alaskan sea otter pup, will soon be making her home at the Seattle Aquarium. She’ll be arriving very early tomorrow morning and it’s expected that Aquarium visitors will be able to view her on Sunday, more »

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Pacific spiny lumpsuckers are back!

Always fun to watch and looking a bit like swimming golf balls, Pacific spiny lumpsuckers, Eumicrotremus orbis, have returned to our Puget Sound Fish exhibit. These odd fish get their names from an interesting feature: a sucker disk that they more »

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A fond, sad farewell to northern fur seal Isaac

Last week we were notified by the animal care staff of the New England Aquarium that male northern fur seal Isaac, formerly of the Seattle Aquarium, had passed away. His health had been declining for several weeks. Isaac was 14 more »

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Two kinds of eggs plus new corals and fish at the Seattle Aquarium!

What’s new at the Aquarium? Octopus eggs, salmon eggs, tropical coral that doesn’t need light to survive, and super-colorful fish! Last week, one of our female giant Pacific octopuses, Delilah, began laying eggs. Although this behavior isn’t normally seen until more »

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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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