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Winter Fishtival December 28: Cephalopods, Camouflage Masters

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. December 28 is all about cephalopods (meaning “head-foot”), a group that includes octopus, squid and cuttlefish. Seattle Aquarium intern Paul Ehlen is more »

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Cuttlefish Camouflage

Our cuttlefish in the Ocean Oddities exhibit can often be found under the soft corals and anemones in their enclosure, but last week two of them were perched atop these two cnidarians. Although capable of matching their surroundings, both animals more »

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Giant Pacific Octopus: A Bicolor Cutie

Last week our oldest octopus, Mayhem, thrilled visitors with a display that demonstrated the characteristic chromatic control typical of the giant Pacific octopus. For about 10 minutes, most of the right side of her body was patterned with a mottled more »

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