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Know your beach-this week from the beach

Carkeek Park is one of my favorite Seattle beaches for a low-tide walk. There is wide variety of homes for sea critters. Rocks and boulders provide cover for sea stars, barnacles, cucumbers and a host of other creatures. The sandy areas lets us see siphons from gapers, clams, and geoduck. Carkeek also has large eel grass filled tide pools once the tide goes out. These tide pools and their eel grass forests provide a home and nursery for many species of fish and crabs. Us beach naturalists try to stay on the edges of the pools, careful not to trample through the grass. During this low-tide walk we spotted a couple for interesteresting fish species.

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Seattle Aquarium research in Hawaii part 1: reef surveys

Seattle Aquarium research in Hawaii part 1: reef surveys

Wish you had a reason to travel to Hawaii during Seattle’s chilly and wet winters? Then you might envy the Seattle Aquarium biologists who travel to the west coast of Hawaii’s Big Island every winter to conduct annual reef surveys, a research project that launched in 2009.

What do Aquarium divers want from Diving Santa this year?

What do Aquarium divers want from Diving Santa this year?

All of our divers have wish lists, but more than anything, they want to help you have a plastic-free holiday! Below, see some of their tips on how to be an ocean hero now, and in the future:

‘Tis the season for Aquarium animals that remind us of the holidays!

‘Tis the season for Aquarium animals that remind us of the holidays!

Get in the spirit and keep your eyes out for these festive animals on your next visit to the Aquarium!

 

High school “sketch artists” learning the ropes of marine science illustration

High school “sketch artists” learning the ropes of marine science illustration

Earlier this year, Seattle Aquarium Marine Science Interpreter Lindsay Holladay was awarded a grant through the Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) to teach 10 weeks of marine science illustration to local high school students. 

On rounds at the harbor seal exhibit with the Aquarium’s vet

Just what the doctor ordered

Ever wondered what it would be like to be the primary care physician for the 10,000-plus animals that make their homes at the Seattle Aquarium? 

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