Discover some of the amazing species you can get to know during a visit to the Seattle Aquarium
Select from the categories below to see and learn about just a few of the bird, fish, invertebrate and marine mammal species that you’ll encounter as you explore our habitats.
Where do these animals live and what are their homes like? What do they eat and how do they get their food? How can we help protect their populations and habitats in the wild? You’ll find answers to these questions and many more. Plan a visit to the Seattle Aquarium when you’re ready to take a deeper dive!
Tufted puffins who dive up to 100 feet below the surface. Black oystercatchers, who don’t quite live up to their names. Long-billed curlews, who most certainly do! Select this category to meet some of the fascinating bird species in our care at the Aquarium.
Whether they live in colder or warmer waters, all fish share some key similarities. They’re vertebrates, which means they have backbones. And they’re cold-blooded, which means their internal body temperature changes according to the temperature around them. Select this category to learn about some of the amazing fish species at the Seattle Aquarium.
What’s an invertebrate? An animal without a backbone—in fact, an animal without any bones at all! Select this category for a dip into the intriguing array of invertebrates that you’ll find throughout the Aquarium’s habitats: spiky sea urchins, sticky anemones, soft sea cucumbers, luminous moon jellies and more.
Can you tell the difference between a sea otter and river otter? How about a harbor seal and a fur seal? Visit these pages to expand your knowledge about the similarities—and differences—between the four marine mammal species in our care at the Seattle Aquarium.