Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

New animals at the Aquarium's Closer Look table

A recent collecting trip to Neah Bay has brought some fascinating new critters to our Closer Look table—including a few that are lesser known and fantastically camouflaged. Come get to know them during your next visit to the Seattle Aquarium! more »

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Seattle Aquarium conservation update

One of the goals of our 2011–2030 Strategic Plan is to “provide leadership across our community as the region’s premier platform for marine conservation education and ecosystem understanding.” One way we work to achieve that goal is by aligning with more »

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A quiz: what do you call a group of sharks?

Hint: it’s the same thing you do when you’re chilly! Just like their counterparts on dry land, groups of marine animals have names that can be pretty surprising. Take our quiz and see how well you do! Answers are listed more »

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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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