Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

Explained: the mystery of Mr. Potato Head at the Seattle Aquarium

“Why is there a Mr. Potato Head in that exhibit?” It’s a question we often hear from curious visitors. Our answer starts with the big word “enrichment.” It’s described by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (or AZA, of which more »

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Philanthropy begins early at the Seattle Aquarium

Have you ever noticed youth volunteers painting faces during a visit to the Seattle Aquarium? And wondered where the money from the donation box goes? Youth philanthropy is one of four tracks within the Youth Ocean Advocates high school volunteer more »

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Seattle Aquarium aquarist explains cold-water collection

Ever wondered where the Aquarium gets new animals for its exhibits? Not surprisingly, it isn’t simply a matter of heading to a local beach with a bucket at low tide. Below, staff aquarist Kathryn Kegel provides a behind-the-scenes peek at more »

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Seattle Aquarium celebrates World Oceans Day with World Ocean Weekend event

People around the world celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8—but the Seattle Aquarium expanded the festivities into two days with World Ocean Weekend on June 13 and 14.  Through a variety of engaging demonstration and fun activities, Aquarium guests more »

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Health update: harbor seal Siku

We announce with deep sadness that Siku, our female harbor seal, delivered a premature, stillborn pup on Sunday, May 31. This was 10-year-old Siku’s first pregnancy. Necropsy results are pending. In the meantime, Siku is doing well and has already more »

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