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Seattle Aquarium vet assists in sea otter surgery

Dr. Lesanna Lahner, our staff veterinarian, recently traveled to Vancouver, B.C. to assist in emergency surgery on Corky, a sea otter at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Corky was rescued near Tofino, a district on the west side more »

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Sea otter Mishka diagnosed with asthma

One-year-old Mishka, who joined us just this past January, has asthma—and is the first sea otter to be diagnosed with the disease. Asthma makes it difficult to breathe by causing spaces in the lungs to become narrower than usual, which more »

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Counting the road to recovery for Washington’s sea otters

  Washington State’s annual sea otter survey is now complete—and the Seattle Aquarium was an active participant. Our Curator of Conservation Research Shawn Larson recently shared some background on the species and how the survey works:     The history more »

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Hello, Mishka! Seattle Aquarium welcomes a new sea otter

Great news! Mishka, a rescued Alaskan sea otter pup, will soon be making her home at the Seattle Aquarium. She’ll be arriving very early tomorrow morning and it’s expected that Aquarium visitors will be able to view her on Sunday, more »

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The Seattle Aquarium’s Sekiu is 2!

Sekiu, the sea otter born at the Seattle Aquarium in 2012, is 2 years old today! Below, Aquarium Biologist Caroline Hempstead shares an update on what Sekiu has been up to this year. For more information on Sekiu (and her more »

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