Tag Archives: Puget Sound

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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