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Pierre 59 survived the sound!

We would like to extend a big heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the Survive the Sound challenge. If you picked the Aquarium’s fish Pierre 59 we have some great news—you won! Pierre 59 was a strong swimmer and crossed the finish line ranked in first place! Pierre 59 was able to successfully migrate out of the Salish Sea, but the fact is not every fish made it. Migrating salmon face many obstacles as they travel through our local waters, and this challenge showed us that a small fraction of the fish who undertake the journey make it out to the open ocean (only seven of 48 total fish).

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Giant Pacific Octopus: A Bicolor Cutie

Giant Pacific Octopus: A Bicolor Cutie

Last week our oldest octopus, Mayhem, thrilled visitors with a display that demonstrated the characteristic chromatic control typical of the giant Pacific octopus. For about 10 minutes, most of the right side of her body was patterned with a mottled brick red, which contrasted vividly with the pale gray-white of her left side.

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 at the Seattle Aquarium’s Winter Fishtival! Each day we'll highlight a different sea animal and activity. Today is the final day of Winter Fishtival and the final featured animal is the rockfish. Here are some fun and interesting facts about rockfish.  Rockfish are in the Scorpaenidae family. They are closely related to the tropical sto

Winter Fishtival: Rockfish 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 at the Seattle Aquarium’s Winter Fishtival! Each day we'll highlight a different sea animal and activity. Today is the final day of Winter Fishtival and the final featured animal is the rockfish. Here are some fun and interesting facts about rockfish.

Winter Fishtival: Tide Pool Animal Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Tide Pool Animal 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’s featured animals live in tide pools. Here are some fun and interesting facts about tide pool animals.

Winter Fishtival: Marine Mammal Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Marine Mammal Fun Facts

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are members of the true seal group. They comprise a generally inquisitive, but elusive, species which spends equal time on land and in the sea. These seals are not limited to salt water and have been found in inland waterways and lakes. In the order Pinnipedia (modified limbs to flippers) and family Phocidae.

Winter Fishtival: Sculpin Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Sculpin 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 sculpin. Here are some fun and interesting facts about sculpins.

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.

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