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Know your beach-this week from the beach

Take a walk north of the Seattle Aquarium along the waterfront. There is something you should know about this little beach right in downtown Seattle - it is alive with wonderful neighbors that breathe water instead of air! 

Know your beach-this week from the beach

#7 in the 2018 series of guest blog posts by Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists Bobby Arispe and Jen Strongin.

High school “sketch artists” learning the ropes of marine science illustration

High school “sketch artists” learning the ropes of marine science illustration

Earlier this year, Seattle Aquarium Marine Science Interpreter Lindsay Holladay was awarded a grant through the Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) to teach 10 weeks of marine science illustration to local high school students. 

Part 6: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Hardy is living up to his name! He is doing great and no longer requires formula from a bottle—he’s graduated to a diet of solid food including clams, squid and pollock fillets and now weighs 20.7 pounds (9.42 kgs). 

Part 5: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 5: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Hardy is now in his eleventh week at the Vancouver Aquarium and continues to hit milestones! He is growing quickly and becoming quite independent. 

Part 4: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 4: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

At 10 weeks old, Hardy, the rescued sea otter pup at Vancouver Aquarium, weighs 18.7 pounds (8.48 kg). He’s experienced many milestones over the past week. His surf clam now includes more of the entire clam, which he is eating like a champ. 

Part 3: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 3: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

It is now the fourth week of the Seattle Aquarium staff providing animal care assistance to Hardy, a rescued sea otter at the Vancouver Aquarium. He is growing stronger and bigger and becoming more independent every day. 

Know your beach: end-of-season report

Know your beach: end-of-season report

Wow. I cannot believe our beach season is over already! It feels like we just got started. Thank you to everyone who came out to visit and explore the beach with us—it was a blast.

Part 2: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 2: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Hardy, a rescued northern sea otter pup, is well on his way to recovery at the Vancouver Aquarium. This is the second week that Seattle Aquarium staff have traveled to Vancouver to assist in his 24-hour care. 

Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Meet Hardy, the newest rescued orphaned northern sea otter pup at the Vancouver Aquarium. He was rescued from northern Vancouver Island and is now receiving 24-hour care. 

Part 3: Seattle Aquarium staff assist with sea otter rehabilitation in Alaska

Part 3: Seattle Aquarium staff assist with sea otter rehabilitation in Alaska

Follow along with Seattle Aquarium bird and mammal team members Mariko Bushcamp and Aubrey Theiss, who recently traveled to the Alaska SeaLife Center to assist with the rehabilitation of an orphaned sea otter pup!

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