Wednesday morning the bird and mammal team introduced their newest member of the Birds and Shores exhibit. Blue Band, or "Ipsen," is a rehabilitated male common murre (Uria aalge), also known as the common guillemot.
The latest addition to our Birds & Shores exhibit is a male black-bellied plover, who came to us from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. He was introduced to the sandy side of the exhibit in late February, joining the killdeer, and is acclimating well.
Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. December 30 will be all about puffins, the diving birds often referred to as the clowns of the sea. Why? Keep reading to find out—and to discover a bit more about these charming birds!