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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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More than meets the eye: octopus age and maturity

We can look at another human being and estimate their age pretty easily—but it’s not so simple with octopuses. Scientists haven’t yet found a reliable way to identify the age of giant Pacific octopuses (or GPOs), since no part of more »

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Rescued sea turtle recuperating at the Seattle Aquarium

Did you know that the Seattle Aquarium is Washington’s only recognized sea turtle rehabilitation facility? When sea turtles strand along the coastline, they can be brought to our facility and nursed back to health by our expert staff. Such was more »

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