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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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Critter News: 3 New Cassin’s Auklets at the Aquarium

A first for the Seattle Aquarium — 3 Cassin’s Auklets, a new species for our collection, recently arrived from SeaWorld Orlando and are now on exhibit with the rest of our Alcid collection. These birds: Have a chunky body shape more »

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