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Eelgrass: Ecosystem extraordinaire and keeper of carbon

If Puget Sound were a grumpy old man, it would rightly say, “Get off my lawn!” But what lawn? What kind of grass grows in the water? If you guessed eelgrass, you’d be right.

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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.

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs, Part Three

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.

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs, Part Two

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs, Part Two

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.

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs!

Northern Fur Seals and The Pribilofs!

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.

Critter News: Scary and Slimy Sea Stars

Critter News: Scary and Slimy Sea Stars

The morning sun star (Solaster dawsoni) eats its own kind. It can swallow small prey whole, but will evert its large stomach to feed on larger sea stars. So, how does it capture and hold onto sea stars that may be larger than itself?

Seattle Aquarium Salutes Pike Place Fish

Today the Aquarium celebrated Pike Place Fish's success of reaching their goal to sell 100% sustainable seafood. That means they only sell seafood that is located on the "Best Choices" and "Good Alternatives" lists in the Seafood Watch Guide.

2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Final Phases

2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Final Phases

The work doesn’t end once the newly collected fish are packed up and shipped back to Seattle from Honolulu.

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