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Blog: Endangered Species Act

Sea otter wrapped in kelp

Weakening of the Endangered Species Act hurts wildlife recovery

In May, the United Nations released a research report forecasting the extinction of nearly 1 million animal and plant species due to climate change and human impacts to the environment.Things took a turn for the worse today as the Trump Administration released revised regulations for implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Elkhorn colony

Seattle Aquarium aquarist travels to Curacao to study spawning coral

In our last post, Aquarium Aquarist Steven Yong gave us a brief tour of the world of coral reproduction—in preparation for this post, describing his recent trip to Curaçao with the SECORE (SExual COral REproduction) Foundation:

Mishka

Hello, Mishka! Seattle Aquarium welcomes a new sea otter

Great news! Mishka, a rescued Alaskan sea otter pup, will soon be making her home at the Seattle Aquarium. She’ll be arriving very early tomorrow morning and it’s expected that Aquarium visitors will be able to view her on Sunday, February 1—making Super Bowl Sunday even more super!

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