Early Closure Alert!
The Aquarium will close two hours early on Wednesday, December 24. Last entry at 3pm; exhibits close at 4pm. The Aquarium will be closed on December 25.

Research

The Seattle Aquarium has been conducting research for the past eight years under an informal program structure called The Seattle Aquarium Research Center for Conservation and Husbandry (SEARCCH).

Listed here are some of the research projects you can download the 2012-2013 Seattle Aquarium Research Report for more details.

  • Sea otter (Enhydra lutris) population genetics, conservation endocrinology, Northern sea otter (E.l. kenyoni) pup rehabilitation, and Washington sea otter annual census;
  • Sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) diver sighting database, individual identification and population genetics;
  • Giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus doeflini) endocrinology and toxicology;
  • Leafy sea dragon (Phycodorus eques) population genetics and endocrinology;
  • Puget Sound rockfish population genetics;
  • Larval rearing of Puget Sound Teleosts;
  • Neah Bay and Hawaii reef surveys.

Click here to learn more about Seattle's own Sixgill sharks!