Category Archives: Marine Animals

The facts of (jellyfish) life

The medusa form of jellyfish (with its bell-shaped body and long tentacles) is just one of several stages in the jellyfish life cycle. Jellyfish progress through a number of other forms. Thanks to a recent intern project, the lagoon jelly more »

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Dr. Lesanna Lahner answers your Mishka questions

Many of you had questions after our recent blog post announcing sea otter Mishka’s asthma diagnosis—and our staff veterinarian kindly agreed to answer the most common queries. See below for Dr. Lahner’s responses to your questions, and thanks for your more »

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All about poop!

What’s more entertaining than poop? Don’t answer that…instead, be delighted and enlightened by these marine animal elimination facts. Sea cucumbers: the pooping vacuums of the ocean Interpreters at the Seattle Aquarium often describe the California sea cucumber as a living more »

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Sea otter Mishka diagnosed with asthma

One-year-old Mishka, who joined us just this past January, has asthma—and is the first sea otter to be diagnosed with the disease. Asthma makes it difficult to breathe by causing spaces in the lungs to become narrower than usual, which more »

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New in our Puget Sound Fish exhibit

We’ve got some cool new additions to our Puget Sound Fish exhibit—learn a bit about them here, then get to know them during your next visit to the Seattle Aquarium! Hooded nudibranch or lion’s mane nudibranch, Melibe leonina First of more »

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