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Creature feature: sablefish

Visitors to our Underwater Dome exhibit often ask, “What’s that funny looking gray fish?” Sometimes they’re asking about wolf eels (which aren’t eels, despite their name)—but more often, they’re referring to sablefish. Despite sometimes being called “black cod” and having more »

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Seattle Aquarium 2013 animal highlights

2013 was filled with exciting and interesting new developments for the animals at the Seattle Aquarium! Following are a few of our favorite highlights. January: We added over 400 chinook salmon and 750 2-year-old coho salmon to our Underwater Dome more »

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Fresh fish: juvenile sablefish now at the Seattle Aquarium

About 100 juvenile sablefish, captive-reared by NOAA Fisheries, are now sharing the Aquarium’s Elliott Bay Window with two blue striped perch and a juvenile wolf eel. Sablefish, or Anoplopoma fimbria, are notable for their longevity—they can live to be over more »

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