Seattle Aquarium's Marshawn Pinch and the Searocks win Fish Bowl XLVIII!

“The world is my oyster, I’m going to Fishney’s Magic Sea Kingdom!” Those were the first words out of Marshawn Pinch’s mouth after he and the Searocks crushed the Denver Barnacles in Sunday’s highly anticipated Fish Bowl game. Waving his antennae excitedly, he said, “We couldn’t have done it without the sea fans and that’s no fish story! Their tidal wave of support helped us sail right through to victory!”

Pinch and the ‘Rocks trained hard in preparation for the game, and the current wasn’t always easy. “Sometimes we felt like we were in over our heads,” Pinch said in a reflective moment. “There were days I felt totally at sea, like a fish out of water, and I know some of the other ‘Rocks were in the same boat. But I didn’t bury my head in the sand and neither did they. We just kept swimming. And in the end, we clawed our way to the top. This is the crest of the wave—the Fish Bowl! And we won it.”

Before he clammed up, Pinch generously gave credit to several of his teammates. “I can’t be shellfish here—this win was about a lot more than my scuttling,” he said. “Mussel Wilson, Richard Sturgeon, Golden Skate, Stingray Hauschka…they’re the ones you want on your side when the tide turns against you. Angry Sea Slug Baldwin, Bruce Urchin, Chris Clamons and Perchy Harvin too. And so many others! Plus Pete Coral—the best coach in the undersea league.”

Asked how he was feeling at that exact moment, Pinch said, “How else? Like life’s a beach.” And with that, he retreated into his shell.

Follow Marshawn Pinch on Facebook and Twitter for updates and see what he’s up to on the Seattle Aquarium’s “Pinch cam!” Interested in learning more about hermit crabs? Check out the Seattle Aquarium’s hermit crab fact sheet!

*No hermit crabs were harmed in the creation of this promotion.

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