We’re excited to kick off our second week of online engagement with the Aquarium as we all continue to practice social distancing. Last week we featured Sea Otter Week—if you missed it, make sure to check out some of the learning opportunities we posted on our blog and the fun activities we shared through social media.
This week, April 6–10, we’re excited to feature some of the unique fish species that make their homes in Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea. Ever wonder how old different fish species can get? Interested in learning about what a veterinary exam for a wolf eel looks like? Make sure you tune in for a full week of online learning and fun!
As a reminder, we’ve already posted some online resources for you to dive into. Check out our animal fact sheets, infographic library and at-home activities for kids, or virtually visit our animals in real time with our live webcams.
THE AMAZING WORLD OF PUGET SOUND FISH
Since opening in 1977, the Aquarium has focused on conserving our local fish, invertebrate, bird and marine mammal species. We’ve conducted critical research and monitoring to help bring back endangered species like the canary rockfish and engaged the community to help save important species like our local salmon.
This week, April 6–10, we’re bringing you online content focused Puget Sound fish. Below is a schedule of events throughout the week that you can tune in for, plus activities for kids of all ages.
Monday, April 6:
- Visit our blog to learn about many of the unique fish species that call our local waters home and view our YouTube channel to check out fishy-in-a-good-way videos.
- 10am: Tune in for virtual story time as a member of the Aquarium’s visitor engagement team dives into The Salmon Twins by Caroll Simpson.
Tuesday, April 7:
- 10am: Join our team for a live diver experience on our Facebook page where YOU can ask questions as a diver feeds fish in our Window on Washington Waters exhibit. (Can you spot a rockfish with one eye? Either way, this is your chance to get the details!)
- Download some of our kids’ activities like coloring sheets, match games and more.
Wednesday, April 8:
- Check out our blog to learn about our local salmon and read about policy actions the Aquarium is taking to help the recovery of this important keystone species.
Thursday, April 9:
- Did you know a wolf eel is actually a fish? Read about how our animal care team performs regular checkups on our resident wolf eels and watch a video that shows how friendly these unique fish are with our dive team.
Friday, April 10:
- Test your knowledge from the week by completing some fishy-in-a-good-way trivia on our blog.
- Tune in for virtual adventure as Aquarium staff talk about the long-lived rockfish and sturgeon. Any guesses about how long these fish live? You might be surprised!
DIVE INTO PUGET SOUND FISH ACTIVITIES
- Check out some of our many fact sheets on local fish species including the grunt sculpin, rockfish, salmon, dogfish, big skate and wolf eel.
- Browse through our infographic library to learn about the life cycle of salmon or other great species-specific info.
- Take a virtual field trip or tackle one of our age-appropriate lesson plans.
- Download our rockfish, wolf eel or salmon coloring sheets or see if you can spot the differences in a fun game.