Tag Archives: Elliott Bay

Be on the lookout for some special visitors to Puget Sound!

Here at the Aquarium we have plenty of incredible things to see right inside our building—but sometimes, if we’re lucky, we get a special treat just off the pier. This past St. Patrick’s Day, some fortunate Aquarium guests had the more »

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Learn about the Superfund site in our collective backyard

Right across Elliott Bay from the Seattle Aquarium is the mouth of Seattle’s only river, the Duwamish River. Did you know that the Lower Duwamish is a Superfund site? Declared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001, this more »

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What are sixgill sharks?

Bluntnose sixgill sharks, or Hexanchus griseus, are members of the cowshark family. Most sharks have five gill slits, but the aptly named sixgills have six. At a mature length of about 14 feet, they are one of the top ten more »

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