Caring for Seattle Aquarium creatures continues without visitors or volunteers

Published by The Seattle Times

Without 4,000 to 5,000 daily visitors or the steady stream of volunteers, the Seattle Aquarium is almost a ghost town compared to its usual humming self.

But no matter the level of activity in the aquarium’s public spaces, a core crew of staffers has to keep working to care for the facility’s creatures.

The crew of about 20 people are doing without the army of usual volunteers, said aquarium spokesman Tim Kuniholm.

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About the Seattle Aquarium
Founded in 1977 and located on Pier 59 in the heart of Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium serves as the largest platform for ocean conservation and engagement in the Pacific Northwest. With a mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, it leads educational, conservation and regional research initiatives for a healthier planet. A thriving and vibrant Aquarium is a key part of Seattle. Help secure the Aquarium for years to come by donating to the Resilience Fund at

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