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Eelgrass: Ecosystem extraordinaire and keeper of carbon

If Puget Sound were a grumpy old man, it would rightly say, “Get off my lawn!” But what lawn? What kind of grass grows in the water? If you guessed eelgrass, you’d be right.

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Know your beach-this week from the beach

As we gear up for our Cedar River Salmon journey this fall, we are taking a look back at some of the highlights of our 2018 Beach Naturalist season. It was another great one that went by much too quickly!

Know your beach-this week from the beach

#7 in the 2018 series of guest blog posts by Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists Bobby Arispe and Jen Strongin.

Seattle Aquarium first winner of AZA volunteer engagement award

Seattle Aquarium first winner of AZA volunteer engagement award

The Seattle Aquarium is proud to announce that our Beach Naturalist program is the very first winner of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Innovation in Volunteer Engagement Award. The award was developed to recognize achievement in volunteer program development; programs were judged by their ability to engage volunteers in the overall mission and operation of the organization. 

Celebrating Seattle Aquarium volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Celebrating Seattle Aquarium volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Every year, literally hundreds of dedicated, passionate people give their time to the Seattle Aquarium—prepping food for our animals, answering questions from our many visitors, and furthering our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. In 2013 alone, 1,380 volunteers donated 96,800 hours to our institution!

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