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Snowy plover standing on a piece of driftwood in its exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

Tiny, charming snowy plovers—now at the Seattle Aquarium

These tiny brown-and-gray birds—they weigh only 1.23 ounces each, about the equivalent of a nine-volt battery!—have a big impact on everyone who meets them with their “ability to capture the hearts of visitors because of their tiny, adorable appearance,” says Animal Care Specialist Sara Perry.

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Participants posing for a photograph outside the Seattle Aquarium

Huge topic, tiny focus: Seattle Aquarium hosts Microplastics Monitoring Workshop

Microplastics, microplastics everywhere—or so the news says. But just what is the extent of the problem in Puget Sound and the greater Pacific Northwest region?To start answering this question, the Seattle Aquarium recently hosted the first Microplastics Monitoring Workshop in the greater Pacific Northwest, and invited local and regional experts to join us and share knowledge, insights and strategies about their microplastics efforts.

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