Tag Archives: Puget Sound

Seattle Aquarium volunteer inspires conservation in her workplace

Seattle Aquarium volunteer Annie Spalding is at the end of an incredibly challenging decade. She was treated for cancer—along with her mother, grandmother and brother. Her brother didn’t survive. But Annie chose to create something positive from the heartbreak she more »

Posted in Conservation, Seattle Aquarium, Volunteers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Healthy barnacles, healthy grunt sculpins

Have you seen the grunt sculpins in the Seattle Aquarium’s Puget Sound Fish exhibit? They’re entertaining to watch because of their awkward way of swimming: they “crawl” on the tips of their finger-like pectoral fins in a series of twitchy more »

Posted in Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Spotted ratfish 101

Spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei, are cartilaginous fishes (meaning their skeletons are composed of cartilage) related to sharks, rays, and skates. Males have a club-like structure on the snout called a tenaculum, which they use to hold the female’s pectoral fin more »

Posted in Conservation, Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A new fish (and a milestone) for the Aquarium

A six-month-old spotted ratfish is the latest addition to our Puget Sound Fish exhibit. Writes Aquarium Biologist Katie Metz, “As far as we know, it’s the first spotted ratfish hatched in a captive setting that has survived more than 24 more »

Posted in Conservation, Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Winter Fishtival January 4: Wolf Eels

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 4 is all about wolf eels, which actually aren’t eels at all—they’re fish! See below for some fun wolf eel facts, more »

Posted in Conservation, Marine Animals, Seattle Aquarium | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment