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A fond farewell to sea otter pup Rialto

September 19 was a bittersweet day for us at the Seattle Aquarium, as we said goodbye to Rialto and wished him a lifetime of health and happiness in his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Aquarium has a long more »

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Caring for Rialto

Caring for Rialto takes a lot of time and energy! Here’s what a daily shift consists of: Diet preparation and feeding. Rialto eats Esbilac puppy formula blended with water and clam, surf clam foot and shrimp (no shell or tail). more »

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Stranded sea otter pup transferred to the Seattle Aquarium for rehabilitation

In early August, a sea otter pup was reported stranded on Rialto Beach, on the outer coast of Washington state. A male, the pup was estimated to be about three weeks old and was in critical condition; very thin and more »

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Field notes from the Elwha River

Marine Science Interpreter Shelley Johnson shares her recent experience assisting with Elwha restoration research. A few weeks ago I traveled to Port Angeles to spend five days helping researchers from NOAA and the Lower Klallam Elwha tribe with some field more »

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Welcome, Blue Band!

Wednesday morning the bird and mammal team introduced their newest member of the Birds and Shores exhibit. Blue Band, or “Ipsen,” is a rehabilitated male common murre (Uria aalge), also known as the common guillemot. He came to Seattle Aquarium more »

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