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Seattle Aquarium corals lend a helping polyp to deep-sea researchers

#2 in a series of guest blog posts by Seattle Aquarium Marine Science Interpreter Lindsay Holladay: In the week I’ve been aboard E/V Nautilus, we’ve surveyed a shipwreck, collected fragile glass sponges from a rare, deep-sea sponge reef, and discovered more »

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Plentiful, prodigious plankton!

Many animals in the ocean begin their life as drifters, or plankton. The word plankton comes from the Greek work planktos, meaning to wander. Some plankton wander their entire lives—they’re called holoplankton and include diatoms, dinoflagellates, krill and copepods. Others, more »

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Meet us on the beach this summer!

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive! Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see Beach Naturalist program more »

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How I wondered my way into the Corps of Ocean Exploration, and you can too!

#1 in a series of guest blog post by Seattle Aquarium Marine Science Interpreter Lindsay Holladay: Last week I was at Seattle Aquarium giving talks about harbor seals, instructing visitors how to gently touch sea stars in the tide pools, more »

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What are those gray toilet plungers on the beach?

It’s a question often asked of our beach naturalists when they volunteer on local shorelines during low-tide days each summer. The photo below offers a great hint. The animal is a moon snail, and the gray “plunger” is the snail’s more »

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