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Toddler Time at the Seattle Aquarium

Toddler Time is Back!

Toddler Time is back on select Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays; September 2015–February 2016. From dressing up like a wolf eel to fish-print painting and water play with ocean animal toys, Toddler Time will keep even the busiest of bodies engaged and entertained. A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. For children age 5 and under; must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in for any length of time 9:30am-noon. This free program is included with Aquarium admission.

Sea star wasting disease

A continuing problem: sea star wasting disease update

In late 2013, millions of sea stars began dying along the entire west coast of North America and in Puget Sound—even along the Seattle waterfront, directly under the Aquarium’s pier. The condition, soon labeled sea star wasting disease (SSWD), caused the animals to waste away, giving the impression of “melting.” Below, Seattle Aquarium staff veterinarian Dr. Lesanna Lahner shares an update on the collaborative effort to understand the disease.

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