Tag Archives: Beach Naturalist

Know your beach-this week from the beach

#2 in a series of guest blog posts by Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists Bobby Arispe and Jen Strongin. Here it is, my first official day as a beach naturalist, and I am a little nervous. I have been through lots more »

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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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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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What are those gray toilet plungers on the beach?

It’s a question often asked of our beach naturalists when they volunteer on local shorelines during low-tide days each summer. The photo below offers a great hint. The animal is a moon snail, and the gray “plunger” is the snail’s more »

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Seattle Aquarium first winner of AZA volunteer engagement award

The Seattle Aquarium is proud to announce that our Beach Naturalist program is the very first winner of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Innovation in Volunteer Engagement Award. The award was developed to recognize achievement in volunteer program more »

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