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Send Barney best wishes for his upcoming procedure

Barney the harbor seal is a beloved icon at the Seattle Aquarium. He was born here in 1985 and, over his 34 years, has touched the hearts of countless visitors, volunteers and staff.

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Urchins, anemones and sea stars, oh my! Invertebrate care at the Seattle Aquarium

Invertebrates—animals without backbones—are found in every habitat at the Seattle Aquarium. And, like all animals that make their homes with us, they need expert care to thrive.

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