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Marine Mammal Mania: harbor seal timeline

Marine Mammal Mania: harbor seal timeline

Just in time for four weekends of fun during our Marine Mammal Mania event, here are some fascinating details about the life cycle of the most ubiquitous (and, dare we say, most charming?) marine mammal in Puget Sound: the harbor seal! Plus tidbits about the Seattle Aquarium’s own Barney, Hogan and Q.

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Fifteen 2015 Seattle Aquarium animal highlights

What a year it was! There’s a lot to look forward to in the new year, but first a look back. We’ve rounded up our top 15 animal highlights from 2015, take a look!

Help build Barney's new home! GiveBIG May 15

Help build Barney's new home! GiveBIG May 15

Over the years the Seattle community has helped the Aquarium accomplish very ambitious education, conservation and fundraising goals—we couldn’t do it without you. So we want you to be the first to hear about our upcoming plans for GiveBIG and an online campaign to raise financial support for the Aquarium’s new harbor seal exhibit.

Harbor seal, Q is going to be a dad!

We are excited to learn from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium that one of their harbor seals is pregnant and a second may possibly be expecting as well! Our harbor seal, Q, who is living at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium as part of a breeding exchange, is the father.

Winter Fishtival: Marine Mammal Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Marine Mammal Fun Facts

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are members of the true seal group. They comprise a generally inquisitive, but elusive, species which spends equal time on land and in the sea. These seals are not limited to salt water and have been found in inland waterways and lakes. In the order Pinnipedia (modified limbs to flippers) and family Phocidae.

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