Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

A fond, sad farewell to northern fur seal Isaac

Last week we were notified by the animal care staff of the New England Aquarium that male northern fur seal Isaac, formerly of the Seattle Aquarium, had passed away. His health had been declining for several weeks. Isaac was 14 more »

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Two kinds of eggs plus new corals and fish at the Seattle Aquarium!

What’s new at the Aquarium? Octopus eggs, salmon eggs, tropical coral that doesn’t need light to survive, and super-colorful fish! Last week, one of our female giant Pacific octopuses, Delilah, began laying eggs. Although this behavior isn’t normally seen until more »

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Sea star wasting disease (SSWD) update

You may have seen the recent press coverage of a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that discusses the association of a virus with the recent outbreak of sea star wasting disease. The Seattle more »

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Spotted lagoon jellyfish now on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium!

Come to the Tropical Pacific exhibit at the Aquarium to see our latest addition: spotted lagoon jellyfish, Mastigias papua. These jellyfish are actually photosynthetic; however, they still need to predate on plankton in order to survive. Also, instead of having more »

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Seattle Aquarium receives Community Impact Award

The Aquarium was honored to receive a Community Impact Award from Seattle Business magazine on October 23. The awards, inaugurated this year, honored “the region’s most influential community leaders” and celebrated 24 honorees in categories ranging from sustainability to youth more »

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