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Invertebrates—animals without backbones—are found in every habitat at the Seattle Aquarium. And, like all animals that make their homes with us, they need expert care to thrive.
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When touched by a predator such as a leather star, sunflower star, or any of several nudibranchs (including opalescent, striped, orange peel, and diamondback), sea pens have several defenses.
Day 2 — Aug 18: 5am start time. After breakfast and packing lunch to take with us, the team loaded up the vans and headed to the north shore of the island to begin a “shake down” collecting day at Hale’iwa.
What do you call more than one octopus? Although many believe the correct plural form of octopus is octopi, it’s actually octopuses.
Every other year, biologists from the Seattle Aquarium go to Hawaii to collect new warm water animals for our exhibits. This blog post, is part one of a four-part blog series that will cover what it takes to put together a collection trip and highlight the biologists’ experiences.
On August 6 – August 9, 2011 our Interpretation Coordinator, Darcie Larson had the opportunity to collaborate with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Monterey Bay Aquarium and other key partners to study the health of local sea otters as part of the Pacific Nearshore Project.
2018 marks the tenth consecutive year that Seattle Aquarium staff members have conducted Hawaiian reef fish and coral health research along the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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