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Harlequin shrimp: tiny, tough reef predators

This pair of harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera elegans, are feeding on a portion of a sea star in their Ocean Oddities exhibit. As an obligate feeder, this tropical shrimp preys exclusively on sea stars (although some observers note that they may more »

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Marine Mammal Monitoring Begins: Volunteers Needed

With the renovation of our harbor seal exhibit officially underway, the timing is just right for a complementary project devoted to marine mammals in the wild. We’re happy to announce the launch of our Marine Mammal Monitoring project, and you’re more »

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Construction alert: last chance to see our harbor seals for a while!

We’re about to embark on an exciting transformation of our harbor seal exhibit—which means that Barney and Siku will need to make their homes elsewhere for the time being. Come see them before they’re transferred to their temporary residence at more »

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New Sculpins on Display

Now in our Puget Sound Fish exhibit: 22 new manacled sculpins, Synchirus gilli, and 1 tiny silverspotted sculpin, Blepsias cirrhosis. In the picture above, the manacled sculpin displays two of its distinctive features: the united pair of pectoral fins and more »

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Are Basket Stars, Sea Stars?

The basket star, Gorgonocephalus eucnemis, is basically a fancy brittle star. After attaching to a rock or other firm substrate, an adult basket star will spread its five intricately branched arms into the water to catch tiny zooplankton (crustaceans, arrow more »

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