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Fresh fish: juvenile sablefish now at the Seattle Aquarium

Fresh fish: juvenile sablefish now at the Seattle Aquarium

About 100 juvenile sablefish, captive-reared by NOAA Fisheries, are now sharing the Aquarium’s Elliott Bay Window with two blue striped perch and a juvenile wolf eel.

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).

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NOAA Orca Research: Finally, the Waiting Pays Off

Seattle Aquarium Community Engagement Manager Darcie Larson recently had the opportunity to assist scientists from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center with their research on the local endangered orca population, the Southern Resident killer whales, which consist of J, K and L pods.

NOAA Orca Research: Still Waiting For Whales

NOAA Orca Research: Still Waiting For Whales

Seattle Aquarium Community Engagement Manager Darcie Larson recently had the opportunity to assist scientists from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center with their research on the local endangered orca population, the Southern Resident killer whales, which consist of J, K and L pods.

NOAA Orca Research: Waiting For Whales

NOAA Orca Research: Waiting For Whales

Seattle Aquarium Community Engagement Manager Darcie Larson recently had the opportunity to assist scientists from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center with their research on the local endangered orca population, the Southern Resident killer whales, which consist of J, K and L pods.

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs, Part 4

Today we began cleanup and prepared to head home. By studying northern fur seals, NMFS scientists are continuing to learn about the species, why this population continues to decline, and what can be done to preserve it.

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs, Part 3

Seattle Aquarium mammal biologist Julie Carpenter recently assisted scientists from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with their pup count, which happens every two years in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska.

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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