Get excited for our Animal Crossing™: New Horizons promotion by taking our new quiz!
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7M ago
In partnership with Nintendo of America, an otter-ly delightful assortment of characters from Animal Crossing: New Horizons is embarking on a new adventure at the Aquarium. To celebrate, we've put together a quiz with some input from our pal, Blathers.  ..read more
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She sees sea otters by the nearshore: Tracking sea otter populations with Dr. Shawn Larson
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8M ago
Guests at the Seattle Aquarium know how fun it is to watch sea otters eat and play. But for sea otter researchers, watching these adorable animals on Washington’s outer coast also provides valuable scientific information ..read more
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Seattle Aquarium unveils two new murals from Ray Troll, Marvin E. Oliver and Grace Freeman
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8M ago
The Seattle Aquarium is proud to display two new murals from celebrated artists Ray Troll, Grace Freeman and the late Marvin E. Oliver (Quinault/Isleta Pueblo). “Salish Seascape” and “Ocean Travelers” now adorn the walls of the Aquarium’s Marine Mammals habitat ..read more
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What “green building” standard is the Ocean Pavilion targeting?
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8M ago
Aquariums are complex buildings. They need to be, to keep aquatic animals safe and healthy. But can a building as complex as an aquarium also meet some of the world's toughest green building standards? We think so—and we're designing our new Ocean Pavilion to do just that ..read more
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Seattle Aquarium welcomes adorable new addition: a tufted puffling!
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9M ago
The Seattle Aquarium got a little (or a lot) cuter on August 3 when we welcomed a new tufted puffin chick, aka a “puffling ..read more
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Which SEAlebrity would be your dream locker buddy? Take our quiz and find out!
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9M ago
It's back to school (of fish) season! And you know what that means: time to choose your ideal locker buddy from among our three SEAlebrities.  ..read more
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Hawaiʻi is facing more marine heatwaves. What does that mean for its fish?
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10M ago
Seattle Aquarium research technician Amy Olsen was born and raised on Hawaiʻi’s Big Island. Rising ocean temperatures, which most scientists attribute to climate change, are transforming her home. Today, as a marine scientist for the Aquarium, Amy is leading scientific papers that analyze how those changes are affecting fish populations off the Big Island’s coast ..read more
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Sturgeon, Tufted Puffins and Dwarf Cuttlefish: They're Just Like Us!
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11M ago
Do you know someone who’s full of surprises—and just when you think you’ve got them figured out, they do something entirely unexpected? Our summer SEAlebrities are like that, too! They’re not always what they seem to be, so look closely. Some change colors, others are showy birds that swim like fish. Check them out on your next visit to the Seattle Aquarium ..read more
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Mighty mangroves are coming to the Ocean Pavilion
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11M ago
At the Seattle Aquarium, you’ve connected with fascinating SEAlebrities—sea otters, tufted puffins and dogfish, to name a few. But ? Not so much. That will change when the Ocean Pavilion opens next summer. In a habitat called The Archipelago, you’ll discover live mangrove trees and the ecosystems mangroves support in the Coral Triangle ..read more
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Finding Empathy in "Barnacle Moments"
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1y ago
Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment often starts with facilitating stronger bonds between animals and people. As it turns out, a very human emotion may be the key to better connections. When we humans notice animals and learn about their needs, we begin to care about the quality of their lives. That feeling comes from empathy—the ability and capacity to understand the experiences of other beings. It’s a skill everyone can learn, and research shows empathy inspires us to take better care of animals ..read more
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