Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

Know your beach-this week from the beach

#1 in a series of guest blog posts by Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists Bobby Arispe and Jen Strongin. Blue skies, warm temperatures and some of the lowest tides of the year made last week an especially great time to be more »

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Seattle Aquarium corals lend a helping polyp to deep-sea researchers

#2 in a series of guest blog posts by Seattle Aquarium Marine Science Interpreter Lindsay Holladay: In the week I’ve been aboard E/V Nautilus, we’ve surveyed a shipwreck, collected fragile glass sponges from a rare, deep-sea sponge reef, and discovered more »

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Plentiful, prodigious plankton!

Many animals in the ocean begin their life as drifters, or plankton. The word plankton comes from the Greek work planktos, meaning to wander. Some plankton wander their entire lives—they’re called holoplankton and include diatoms, dinoflagellates, krill and copepods. Others, more »

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Meet us on the beach this summer!

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive! Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see Beach Naturalist program more »

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How I wondered my way into the Corps of Ocean Exploration, and you can too!

#1 in a series of guest blog post by Seattle Aquarium Marine Science Interpreter Lindsay Holladay: Last week I was at Seattle Aquarium giving talks about harbor seals, instructing visitors how to gently touch sea stars in the tide pools, more »

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