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In the News

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Read coverage of the Aquarium's exciting work

Recent news coverage

An overhead shot of the touch tide pools at the Seattle Aquarium. A volunteer in a blue shirt and several guests are gently leaning over the edge of the touch pools.

The Seattle Times

Seattle Aquarium’s hands-on tide pool experience is a touch of luxury

A yellow giant moray eel tilting its face upwards.


Discover Northwest: An inside look at the Animal Care Center

Sea otter Sekiu floating on her back next to a large ice treat that reads "Year of the Dragon."


Lunar New Year at the Seattle Aquarium

Kelp in the ocean with the phrase "Science Trek" superimposed on top.

“Science Trek” on Idaho PBS

Oceans: Saving Kelp with AI and ROV

Sea otters Mishka and Sekiu lying down on their stomachs. Mishka is lying on top of Sekiu.


Seattle Aquarium celebrates Sea Otter Awareness Week

Harbor seal Barney surrounded by three birthday-themed ice treats.

KING 5 Evening Magazine

Cheers to Barney, one of the oldest harbor seals in the world!

A rendering of the future Ocean Pavilion and Overlook Walk as seen from above.


A guided tour of Seattle’s new waterfront

A person standing in front of a large rock; they are wearing a tan vest that reads "Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist" across the back.


Naturalists to be out and about on Seattle beaches offering info about sea creatures amid low tides

The cover of the book "Superpod" by Nora Nickum.

“Studio 13” on FOX 13

“Superpod” author Nora Nickum discusses PNW orcas, sustainability


Website maintenance

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Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

Giving Tuesday

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Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

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