Category Archives: Marine Animals

A tough day counting octopuses in Puget Sound

Going to work can be such a drag, right? You get up early and choose an outfit for the day…then there’s the commute…and when you finally arrive, it feels like you’re surrounded by a bunch of wild animals! Seattle Aquarium more »

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Salmon eggs by the numbers

Even though this year’s Cedar River Salmon Journey is drawing to a close, the Seattle Aquarium is a great place to see and learn about salmon—no matter the season! Take a look at the chinook salmon eggs shown below; they more »

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A fond farewell to sea otter pup Rialto

September 19 was a bittersweet day for us at the Seattle Aquarium, as we said goodbye to Rialto and wished him a lifetime of health and happiness in his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Aquarium has a long more »

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Caring for Rialto

Caring for Rialto takes a lot of time and energy! Here’s what a daily shift consists of: Diet preparation and feeding. Rialto eats Esbilac puppy formula blended with water and clam, surf clam foot and shrimp (no shell or tail). more »

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Stranded sea otter pup transferred to the Seattle Aquarium for rehabilitation

In early August, a sea otter pup was reported stranded on Rialto Beach, on the outer coast of Washington state. A male, the pup was estimated to be about three weeks old and was in critical condition; very thin and more »

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