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Eelgrass: nursery of the sea

Eelgrass: nursery of the sea

Meadows of grass growing below the surface of Puget Sound? It may not be the same as the grass on your local playfield—but it’s there, and it serves a vital purpose.

Governor signs executive order to help protect southern resident orcas

Governor signs executive order to help protect southern resident orcas

Seattle Aquarium President & CEO Robert W. Davidson and Aquarium staff joined Governor Inslee, regional and tribal leaders, and environmental advocates at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center in support for our native southern resident orca population this past Wednesday.

Salmon eggs by the numbers

Salmon eggs by the numbers

Even though this year’s Cedar River Salmon Journey is drawing to a close, the Seattle Aquarium is a great place to see and learn about salmon—no matter the season! Take a look at the chinook salmon eggs shown below; they were just added to our salmon hatchery trough. Their developing eyes tell us that they’re about a month old.

The how and why of salmon migration

The how and why of salmon migration

This is the season we celebrate salmon returning to their natal streams and rivers right here in Seattle, but how do salmon find their way home? Before we tackle that, though, a larger question: why do they do it?

alevins hatching

Redd alert: our chinook salmon are hatching!

Some are still eggs in the redd (the term for a nest of salmon eggs), but many have hatched into the alevin, or newly hatched baby salmon, you see above.

Seattle Aquarium hosts Long Live the Kings events

Seattle Aquarium hosts Long Live the Kings events

On October 17, the wild salmon conservation group Long Live the Kings (LLTK) held their annual benefit dinner in the Seattle Aquarium’s Puget Sound Hall, which was also the site of the launch event for their new international research project in August.

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