Animals

Common Murre

Common Mure

Common Murre

These diving birds are able to plunge up to 350–400 feet.

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Rhinoceros Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

They have a protruding white “horn” during breeding season!

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Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

These birds break the shells of limpets and mussels with their beaks.

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River Otters

River otters

River Otters

River otters are commonly seen in Puget Sound.

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Sea otters

Sea otters

Sea otters

They bear the thickest fur of all mammals!

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Northern fur seals

Northern fur seals

Northern fur seals

Male northern fur seals are up to six times larger than females.

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Dogfish

Dogfish

Dogfish

A shark that's also venomous! 

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Grunt sculpin

Grunt sculpin

Grunt sculpin

Their large heads represent over half of their total body length!

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Pufferfish and Porcupinefish

Pufferfish

Pufferfish and Porcupinefish

They rely on the ability to “puff up” as a defense mechanism.

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Dwarf Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

Dwarf Cuttlefish

They can change their color, pattern and texture in the blink of an eye.

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Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus

These creatures have blue blood, eight arms and three hearts!

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Other Invertebrates

Moon Jelly

Moon Jelly

Jellies have been around for hundreds of millions of years!

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Corals

Corals

Corals

You can see both warm- and cold-water corals at the Seattle Aquarium.

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Sea Anemone

Sea anemone

Sea Anemone

These creatures can survive at depths of more than 32,000 feet.

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Plankton

Plankton

Plankton

Some of the world’s smallest living creatures!

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