Tag Archives: marine mammals

Focus on northern fur seals

Did you know a mature male northern fur seal can weigh over 600 pounds? That’s a lot larger than Flaherty and Leu, the two fur seals who joined the Seattle Aquarium last March. They’re still young and growing, though: Flaherty more »

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A close call for Leu the fur seal

A life-threatening situation with a happy ending is also a sobering reminder of how critically important it is to keep marine habitats clean and free of pollution. On May 22, Memorial Day, a young visitor to the Aquarium tossed a more »

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Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival December 26-January 5

Come to the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. This free event is included with Aquarium admission, no reservations necessary. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the holiday break with more »

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Winter Fishtival January 3: Marine Mammals

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. Our focus on January 3 will be marine mammals: river otters, sea otters, northern fur seals and harbor seals. (Be sure to more »

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How much does a harbor seal weigh?

Harbor seals are the most abundant marine mammal living in Puget Sound and it’s almost impossible to tell a male from a female just by looking at them. The two male harbor seals at the aquarium usually weigh the most more »

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