Animals

Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin

These birds appear to “fly” underwater!

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Common Mure

Common Mure

Common Mure

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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Harbor Seals

Harbor Seals

These seals can remain underwater for close to 30 minutes!

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Northern fur seals

Northern fur seals

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

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Sea otters

Sea otters

They bear the thickest fur of all mammals!

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Dogfish

Dogfish

A shark that's also venomous! 

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Puffers

Puffers

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

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Rockfish

Rockfish

Some rockfish species can live to be well over 100 years old!

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Dwarf 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

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

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Other Invertebrates

Corals

Corals

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

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Hermit Crabs

Hermit Crabs

There are over 500 species of hermit crabs around the world.

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Moon Jelly

Moon Jelly

Jellies have been around for hundreds of millions of years!

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Plankton

Plankton

Some of the world’s smallest living creatures!

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