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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.