Tag Archives: Puget Sound

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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Seattle Aquarium hosts ocean acidification event

Washington’s shellfish population—clams, oysters and mussels—have been called the “canaries in the coalmine” for ocean acidification. Rising acidity in our local waters has already made it difficult for some shellfish populations to reproduce. Without urgent and immediate action, the problem more »

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The People Are Still for Puget Sound

News of the demise of People for Puget Sound is like the passing of an admired and trusted friend. Indeed, for 21 years Kathy Fletcher inspired thousands of donors, staff and volunteers to pay attention to the Sound, to restore more »

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What are sixgill sharks?

Bluntnose sixgill sharks, or Hexanchus griseus, are members of the cowshark family. Most sharks have five gill slits, but the aptly named sixgills have six. At a mature length of about 14 feet, they are one of the top ten more »

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What My Trip to Louisiana Taught Me About Wetland Loss in Washington

Last week, I spent some time in Louisiana bayou country as part of a group from the New York State Marine Educators Association (NYSMEA) to learn about coastline restoration after the BP Deep Horizon oil spill in 2010, as well more »

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