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Chris Van Damme kneeling in front of a large viewing window into the Underwater Dome at the Seattle Aquarium as a dogfish swims inside the dome behind him.

“When They’re Hungry, They’ll Let You Know”: Caring for Dogfish

Senior Aquarist Chris Van Damme gingerly holds one end of a herring when feeding Elliott and the other Pacific spiny dogfish at the Aquarium. Dogfish—who are just as enthusiastic about meals as their furry namesakes—can chomp through their food with astonishing speed and force. As Chris shares in our interview, it’s just one of the many reasons these creatures inspire awe and affection from their caretakers.

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