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Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home

Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home, an awe-inspiring, curated interactive exhibit—at the Seattle Aquarium now through spring 2022.

Photo collage of the cover of the book Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home, featuring a photo of an orca whale's tail lifting above the surface of the water. A second photo features book author Lynda V. Mapes in a small red inflatable boat next to a pod of swimming orcas. The final photo is a group of individuals with their hands placed on a piece of wood artwork representing an orca whale.

Based on a book of the same name, the exhibit tells a compelling story about the power, majesty and plight of two iconic species of the Salish Sea: southern resident orcas and Chinook salmon. 

It features captivating stories by Seattle Times journalist Lynda V. Mapes, mesmerizing photography by Steve Ringman and others, scientific illustrations by Emily Eng, and amazing images courtesy of The Center for Whale Research, NOAA and others. Produced by Braided River, The Seattle Times and Studio To Be.

Come experience it alongside the Life on the Edge habitat during your next visit to the Aquarium!

An orca whale jumping out of the water in front of a stretch of land with multiple houses, and Mount Baker in the background.
Photo: Steve Ringman-The Seattle Times