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Wolf eel wrangle at the Seattle Aquarium

The 2017 wolf eel wrangle is underway! Seattle Aquarium staff members are systematically performing annual check-ups on the Aquarium’s wolf eel population, looking at the condition of wolf eels’ teeth and gums and measuring their lengths, weights and girths. In more »

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Pacific spiny lumpsuckers: the swimming golf balls!

What are the slightly odd-looking (yet enormously cute) fish that could be described as resembling swimming golf balls in the Aquarium’s Puget Sound Fish exhibit? They’re Pacific spiny lumpsuckers, Eumicrotremus orbis, and the last word in their name is derived more »

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Digging deep during Sound Conversations with Jeff Renner

Guest post by Jeff Renner Emmy-award-winning producer of science documentaries Jeff Renner recently hosted the first of our 2017 Sound Conversations events, devoted to Rialto the rescued sea otter and the Seattle Aquarium’s partnership with The Seattle Times in telling more »

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All about urchins

It’s no surprise that these colorful echinoderms are also known as the hedgehogs of the sea: they’re round like balls and covered with long, movable spines. They’re also one of the most popular animals in the touch pools of our more »

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Teens, rain and freezing sludge on board the R/V Centennial

Guest blog post by Lyra Dalton Lyra Dalton is an avid beachcomber, marine adventurer and cephalopod enthusiast who has been working at the Seattle Aquarium as a youth engagement mentor and citizen science instructor for the past year, as well as more »

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