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All the fun with a lot less plastic: the Seattle Aquarium gift shop

Here at the Seattle Aquarium, we’re committed to sustainability—which means adopting green practices in our facility, sharing what we’re doing with our visitors, and promoting sustainable choices in the community at large.

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Winter Fishtival: Puffin Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Puffin Fun Facts

Join us for hands-on activities, special talks and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium's fish, birds, tide pool animals and marine mammals during Winter Fishtival! Each day we'll highlight a different sea animal and activity. Today the featured animal is the puffin. Here are some fun and interesting facts about puffins.

Spend The Holidays At The Aquarium!

Spend The Holidays At The Aquarium!

The holidays are almost here and what a better way to celebrate then watching Santa dive in the Windows on Washington Waters exhibit at the Aquarium! This Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 are the last two days where you can see Santa dive at the Aquarium. Come see him dive at noon and 3pm both days.

Seattle Aquarium Mourns Passing And Celebrates Life Of Northern Fur Seal, Al

Seattle Aquarium Mourns Passing And Celebrates Life Of Northern Fur Seal, Al

Staff at the Seattle Aquarium today celebrated the life of a northern fur seal named Al, a 19-year-old mammal who delighted millions of visitors during his long stay in the city. Al, who had reached old age and was in declining health, was humanely euthanized Tuesday morning.

Critter News: 3 New Cassin's Auklets at the Aquarium

Critter News: 3 New Cassin's Auklets at the Aquarium

A first for the Seattle Aquarium — 3 Cassin’s Auklets, a new species for our collection, recently arrived from SeaWorld Orlando and are now on exhibit with the rest of our Alcid collection.

Critter News: Why Do Fur Seals Shiver?

Critter News: Why Do Fur Seals Shiver?

Wait, “shiver me seals?” What’s that supposed to mean? We’ve had some questions from visitors lately about our northern fur seals “shivering.” Rest assured, it is not because they are cold…the Bering Sea, where northern fur seals live in the wild, is a much chillier place than Seattle!

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs, Part Five

Seattle Aquarium mammal biologist, Julie Carpenter recently assisted NOAA scientists from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center with their annual research in the Pribliof Islands of Alaska, which are home to breeding colonies (or rookeries) of the northern fur seal.

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