Category Archives: Marine Animals

Pacific spiny lumpsuckers: the swimming golf balls!

What are the slightly odd-looking (yet enormously cute) fish that could be described as resembling swimming golf balls in the Aquarium’s Puget Sound Fish exhibit? They’re Pacific spiny lumpsuckers, Eumicrotremus orbis, and the last word in their name is derived more »

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Cephalo-fun at the Seattle Aquarium

As we finish up Octopus Week, February 18–26, we thought we’d share the love with a couple amazing relatives of the giant Pacific octopus. Stubby squid, Rossia pacifica Winter is the best season for recreational divers to spot the stubby more »

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Birds, bees and octopuses

As you may already know, we couldn’t play Cupid to giant Pacific octopuses Pancake and Raspberry this year—turns out Cupid’s arrow had already hit the mark with female Raspberry, who started laying eggs before her blind date with male Pancake. more »

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Seattle Aquarium cute couples alert!

We may have been thwarted in our attempt at an octopus blind date this year, but there are still some very charming “couples” on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. A quick note before you get too starry-eyed: Not surprisingly, relationships more »

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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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