June 8th is World Ocean Day, the UN-designated day for the global community to celebrate and take action for our shared ocean. One of the greatest threats to the ocean is also one of the most insidious because chances are it’s so mundane you don’t even notice it. Look around you right now: how much plastic do you see?
Our cuttlefish in the Ocean Oddities exhibit can often be found under the soft corals and anemones in their enclosure, but last week two of them were perched atop these two cnidarians. Although capable of matching their surroundings, both animals remained in the contrasting darker coloration seen in both photos.
Today is GiveBIG and we at the Seattle Aquarium are excited to be part this community-wide giving challenge created by The Seattle Foundation. Our GiveBIG day is starting at 6am with KING 5 and Norm Rice from The Seattle Foundation discussing the impact to the community in front of Window on Washington Waters. They will also announce the first golden ticket sometime this morning!
On Thursday, April 26th, male harbor seal "Q" was transported to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (PDZA), joining four female harbor seals. Later that afternoon, Barney met a new friend, 7 year old female "Siku" (pronounced see-koo) from PDZA.