Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

Toxins, hormones, a studbook and more: highlights from our Sea Otter Conservation Workshop

The Seattle Aquarium has hosted its biennial Sea Otter Conservation Workshop since 1999. What began as an intimate gathering of about 50 biologists has grown into an international event with over 120 attendees from locations including the U.S., Canada, Europe, more »

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The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

To celebrate our incredible 40 years of hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, we’re giving you 40 fun & fascinating Aquarium gifs! 1. Boop! Come on into the Aquarium and let Skagway the river otter say “hello” to you! 2. more »

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Seattle Aquarium DreamNight-so nice we do it twice!

Aiming to offer the wonders of the ocean to all, the Seattle Aquarium welcomes people with disabilities, injuries or chronic illnesses and their families to DreamNight, a free event held twice each year. Below, we share thoughts from some of more »

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Wolf eel wrangle at the Seattle Aquarium

The 2017 wolf eel wrangle is underway! Seattle Aquarium staff members are systematically performing annual check-ups on the Aquarium’s wolf eel population, looking at the condition of wolf eels’ teeth and gums and measuring their lengths, weights and girths. In more »

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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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