Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

The how and why of salmon migration

This is the season we celebrate salmon returning to their natal streams and rivers right here in Seattle, but how do salmon find their way home? Before we tackle that, though, a larger question: why do they do it? The more »

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A historic moment for climate change

Last week, in a historic move, the Paris Agreement on climate change was formally ratified by the European Union, ensuring the Agreement had enough support for entry into force in early November. The ratification is essential for galvanizing the climate more »

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A closer look at the wonder of salmon migration

Many people know that the broad term “salmon” encompasses several different species. Seven of those are found here in the Pacific Northwest: chinook, coho, chum, pink, sockeye, steelhead and cutthroat. And, within those seven species in Washington state are a more »

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How low can you go? Puget Sound edition!

“How deep can you dive?” It’s a question frequently asked by Aquarium visitors attending one of our daily diver shows. And it prompted us to look into depths overall—specifically, what you might see at various depths in Puget Sound. First, 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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