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Who's hungry for barnacles?

Gooseneck barnacles, Pollicipes polymerus, are crustaceans that form dense colonies on rocks and other firm surfaces. The feathery appendages that comb through the water for food are actually modified feet, called cirri. Gooseneck barnacles may live for 20 years or more »

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Plankton makes its presence known at the Seattle Aquarium

We have been seeing high levels of plankton in our water lately. Many Aquarium exhibits were a bit cloudy last week from all the algae and other planktonic organisms that are becoming more numerous as the season progresses. Suspension-feeding animals, more »

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Healthy barnacles, healthy grunt sculpins

Have you seen the grunt sculpins in the Seattle Aquarium’s Puget Sound Fish exhibit? They’re entertaining to watch because of their awkward way of swimming: they “crawl” on the tips of their finger-like pectoral fins in a series of twitchy more »

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Winter Fishtival: Tide Pool Animal Fun Facts

Join us for hands-on activities, special talks and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium’s fish, birds, tide pool animals and marine mammals during Winter Fishtival! Each day we’ll highlight a different sea animal and more »

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