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Plentiful, prodigious plankton!

Many animals in the ocean begin their life as drifters, or plankton. The word plankton comes from the Greek work planktos, meaning to wander. Some plankton wander their entire lives—they’re called holoplankton and include diatoms, dinoflagellates, krill and copepods. Others, more »

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Seattle Aquarium's Marshawn Pinch tries plankton from faraway sea fans

In an effort to come out of his shell for the media, the Seattle Aquarium’s 12th crustacean, Marshawn Pinch, recently sampled a selection of Japanese plankton for his many sea fans in that far-off part of the world’s one big 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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Plankton makes its presence known at the Seattle Aquarium

We have been seeing high levels of plankton in our water lately. Many Aquarium exhibits were a bit cloudy last week from all the algae and other planktonic organisms that are becoming more numerous as the season progresses. Suspension-feeding animals, more »

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Sound Conversations with Ginger Armbrust, Ph.D.: April 11 at the Seattle Aquarium

With the Sound full of amazing creatures like orca whales, harbor seals and giant Pacific octopuses, why should we care about little old plankton? Because, says Dr. Ginger Armbrust, the health of plankton in the ocean ultimately determines the health more »

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