Tag Archives: Pacific Coral Reef

Winter Fishtival January 2: Coral Reef

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 2 is devoted to the coral reef. Did you know that coral isn’t a plant—it’s actually an animal, related to sea more »

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The Importance of Coral Reefs

Would you ever mistake a coral for a jellyfish? Probably not. Yet corals are related to jellies, as well as to other invertebrates such as sea anemones and sea pens. There are thousands of varieties of coral and one of more »

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New Lionfish at the Aquarium

At the Aquarium, we have two new lionfish on display in the Pacific Coral Reef exhibit. Pterois radiata, the clearfin lionfish and Pterois antennata, the spotfin lionfish. Did you know that some lionfish are considered to be an invasive animal? more »

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Critter News: Sea Pens!

What can glow, burrow, and drift away? Sea pens! When touched by a predator such as a leather star, sunflower star, or any of several nudibranchs (including opalescent, striped, orange peel, and diamondback), sea pens have several defenses. It may more »

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