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Seattle Aquarium veterinarian travels to Alaska on NOAA research trip

Seattle Aquarium veterinarian travels to Alaska on NOAA research trip

Dr. Lesanna Lahner, the Aquarium’s staff veterinarian, recently traveled to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to participate in NOAA research on Steller sea lion pups. Listed under the Endangered Species Act, Steller sea lions are the largest members of the “eared seal” family. 

Marine Mammal Mania at the Seattle Aquarium: spotlight on northern fur seals

Marine Mammal Mania at the Seattle Aquarium: spotlight on northern fur seals

Last Saturday, April 13, Sharon Melin, wildlife biologist at NOAA’s National Marine Mammal laboratory, came to the Aquarium and shared her experience with wild northern fur seals. Working with biologist Julie Carpenter and our male northern fur seal Commander, she demonstrated how satellite tags are placed on adult fur seals to track their ranges (see photo).

New Lionfish at the Aquarium

New Lionfish at the Aquarium

At the Aquarium, we have two new lionfish on display in the Pacific Coral Reef exhibit. Pterois radiata, the clearfin lionfish and Pterois antennata, the spotfin lionfish.

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