Category Archives: Seattle Aquarium

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 »

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

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 »

Posted in Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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 »

Posted in Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Digging deep during Sound Conversations with Jeff Renner

Guest post by Jeff Renner Emmy-award-winning producer of science documentaries Jeff Renner recently hosted the first of our 2017 Sound Conversations events, devoted to Rialto the rescued sea otter and the Seattle Aquarium’s partnership with The Seattle Times in telling more »

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

All about urchins

It’s no surprise that these colorful echinoderms are also known as the hedgehogs of the sea: they’re round like balls and covered with long, movable spines. They’re also one of the most popular animals in the touch pools of our more »

Posted in Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , | Leave a comment