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Part 1: Diving in Neah Bay: surveying the rocky reef ecosystem

Join Dr. Shawn Larson, curator of conservation research at the Seattle Aquarium, as she shares the latest on one of our many field research efforts in this special two-part guest post.

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Open up and say “ahh”—some Seattle Aquarium wolf eels just had their checkups!

Just like people, the animals at the Aquarium benefit from expert care, including regular medical exams. And recently, when three of our resident wolf eels were being relocated into new habitats, senior veterinarian Caitlin Hadfield, Vet MB Dipl. ACZM Dipl. ECZM, worked with Aquarium staff aquarists to do routine health checks.

Wolf eel wrangle at the Seattle Aquarium

Wolf eel wrangle at the Seattle Aquarium

The 2017 wolf eel wrangle is underway! Seattle Aquarium staff members are systematically performing annual check-ups on the Aquarium’s wolf eel population, looking at the condition of wolf eels’ teeth and gums and measuring their lengths, weights and girths.

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