Category Archives: Marine Animals

Ectotherms vs. endotherms

Do you know the difference between an ectotherm and an endotherm—or even what these terms mean? They both refer to the ways that animals stay warm. When the weather outside is frightful, a blog post about thermoregulation is so delightful! more »

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Ominous and obscure animals at the Seattle Aquarium

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a peek at some of the creepy creatures on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. Get to know them here, then come check them out in person during your next visit! Creeping pedal sea cucumber, more »

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Halloween quiz: poisonous vs. venomous sea creatures

With the celebration of ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night nearly here, there’s no better time to talk about poisonous and venomous critters at the Seattle Aquarium. Do you know the difference between poison and venom? more »

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A continuing problem: sea star wasting disease update

In late 2013, millions of sea stars began dying along the entire west coast of North America and in Puget Sound—even along the Seattle waterfront, directly under the Aquarium’s pier. The condition, soon labeled sea star wasting disease (SSWD), caused more »

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Seattle Aquarium vet assists in sea otter surgery

Dr. Lesanna Lahner, our staff veterinarian, recently traveled to Vancouver, B.C. to assist in emergency surgery on Corky, a sea otter at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Corky was rescued near Tofino, a district on the west side more »

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