Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

Mayor celebrates partnership: success on Seattle's waterfront!

A project that finished on time and on budget? Now that’s something to celebrate! To recognize the timely repayment of a loan from the City, the Seattle Aquarium Society recently presented a check for $1.45 million to Mayor Ed Murray. more »

Posted in Conservation, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Luminescence in the animal kingdom

What’s luminescence? You can probably guess that it has something to do with light. The dictionary defines it as “the creation of light by processes that don’t involve heat.” And you may already know that some creatures are bioluminescent (which more »

Posted in Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Seattle Aquarium's river otter Waadah has passed away

It is with great sadness that the Seattle Aquarium reports that male North American river otter (NARO) Waadah has passed away. Over the last few days Waadah had been exhibiting lethargy and poor appetite associated with age-related heart disease, a more »

Posted in Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Aquarium volunteers participate in Seattle Youth Climate Action Network

The Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN), a partnership between the youth programs at the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Science Center, recently wrapped up its first year of programming by sending three youth, including the Aquarium’s own more »

Posted in Conservation, Seattle Aquarium, Teen Programs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Redd alert: our chinook salmon are hatching!

Some are still eggs in the redd (the term for a nest of salmon eggs), but many have hatched into the alevin, or newly hatched baby salmon, you see above. Female salmon dig their redds in river beds and deposit more »

Posted in Conservation, Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment