NEW EXHIBIT: Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home

SEATTLE, WA—Now through spring, an awe-inspiring, curated exhibit, Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home, will be on display at the Seattle Aquarium.

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.

The exhibit, based on the book co-published by The Seattle Times and nonprofit publisher Braided River in June 2021, is enriched with photos by The Seattle Times’ Steve Ringman and elevated with Emily Eng’s clear and elegant scientific illustrations. The exhibit also features images provided courtesy of The Center for Whale Research, NOAA and others and stories by author and Seattle Times journalist Lynda V. Mapes about the power, majesty and plight of twin endangered monarch species of the Salish Sea—southern resident orcas and Chinook salmon.

The eight-panel exhibit was produced by Braided River, The Seattle Times, and Studio To Be—and created in collaboration with the Community Marine Centers of the Salish Sea and the Seattle Aquarium.

The book Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home builds on, updates and expands the Hostile Waters special series published by The Seattle Times that won the 2019 prestigious international Gold Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the large newspaper category. Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home is a co-publication between Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, and The Seattle Times. The book is now available in the Aquarium gift store and at

Visitors to the Seattle Aquarium can now see the exhibit along with colorful local and tropical fish, sea otters, shorebirds, jellies, tide pool animals and more. We’re open daily, 9:30am–6pm. Advance ticket purchase, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test done with the last 72 hours, and masks required. Learn more at

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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Tim Kuniholm
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