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California-bound with Tucker the sea turtle

Seattle Aquarium Laboratory Technician Amy Green recently traveled to San Diego with Tucker, a rescued olive ridley sea turtle that was rehabilitated at the Aquarium. Tucker was joined by Comber, a rescued Pacific green turtle that was rehabilitated at the more »

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Shark or sturgeon?

“Is that a shark?” visitors ask, pointing at a large, greyish fish hovering near the bottom of the Seattle Aquarium’s Underwater Dome exhibit. What they’ve noticed is one of our three sturgeons. No, they’re not sharks, but similar to them, more »

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Tucker and Comber: sea turtle FAQ

Q: Why are the two turtles named Tucker and Comber? A: When Tucker arrived in Seattle in December, he was in unresponsive and in critical condition. Tucking his tail was the first sign of life he showed. Also, it was more »

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Tucker the sea turtle heading to sunny San Diego

By all accounts, Tucker the sea turtle has made an amazing recovery. After stranding on Cannon Beach in Oregon last December, this cold-stunned olive ridley sea turtle was transported to the Seattle Aquarium—Washington State’s only sea turtle rehabilitation facility. Sea more »

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Puffer profiles

While there may be about 120 species of puffer fish, they all share the ability for which they’re named: when threatened, they can rapidly fill their bellies with air or water, expanding like balloons to twice or even three times more »

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