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Seattle Aquarium update on mysterious sea star disease

The strange “melting” of sea stars in Puget Sound and along the West Coast has attracted much media attention. Below, Seattle Aquarium staff veterinarian Lesanna Lahner shares an update on our participation in the effort to understand the disease. Low-grade more »

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Feather stars now on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

Now’s your chance to cast your eyes upon the rarely seen and aptly named feather star. Visit our Puget Sound Fish exhibit to marvel over these graceful echinoderms—you may find it hard to believe they’re related to sea stars, sea more »

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Harlequin shrimp: tiny, tough reef predators

This pair of harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera elegans, are feeding on a portion of a sea star in their Ocean Oddities exhibit. As an obligate feeder, this tropical shrimp preys exclusively on sea stars (although some observers note that they may more »

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Winter Fishtival January 1: Tide Pool Animals

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 1 is all about the many fascinating creatures that make their homes in tide pools. What’s your favorite tide pool animal—sea more »

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Dangerous But Delicate Sea Star

The velcro sea star (Stylasterias forreri), also known as the long-armed, black sea star or fish-eating star, is a subtle but deadly predator. Its usual prey includes snails and chitons but it can even capture vertebrates (animals with spines) thanks more »

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