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January 30, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Mishka, a new sea otter, coming to Seattle Aquarium

Mishka, the new otter coming to Seattle Aquarium, was rescued by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. (Alaska SeaLife Center photo) Get ready for a new otter at the Seattle Aquarium this weekend. Mishka, a 6-month-old Alaskan sea otter, will arrive early Saturday morning and should be available for viewing on Sunday, according to…


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January 16, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Seattle Aquarium unveils new 12th Animal: The Hawktopus

The “Hawktopus” at the Seattle Aquarium sported a Seahawks helmet Friday to show support for its team. (Courtesy of Seattle Aquarium) Move over, Marshawn Pinch. The Seattle Aquarium has unveiled a new 12th Animal, one that is preparing for the NF-Sea championship against the Green Bay Prawns this weekend. The 12th Man, meet the Hawktopus. The…


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December 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Chewbacca, Seattle Aquarium seal, dies

Chewbacca, a northern fur seal, came to the Seattle Aquarium in February. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) Chewbacca, Seattle Aquarium’s northern fur seal, has died following surgery he underwent  last week. The 13-year-old male seal, known at the aquarium as “Chewy,” seemed to be recovering from an operation last Thursday that removed a mass from…


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November 3, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Seattle Aquarium awarded grant to study sea-star wasting disease

The Seattle Aquarium has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Boeing Company to support the aquarium’s efforts to investigative and respond to a disease that has affected millions of sea stars along the West Coast. An outbreak of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome was first reported from Olympic National Park in the summer of 2013…


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September 3, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Seahawks’ crabbiest fan, Marshawn Pinch, retiring

Marshawn Pinch, the Seahawks‘ crabbiest fan, is retiring, the Seattle Aquarium said on Wednesday. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) Marshawn Pinch, the Seahawks’ 12th Crustacean, has hung up his shelmet for good. The Seattle Aquarium announced the famed hermit crab’s retirement on Wednesday, one day before the Seahawks’ season opener. The crab “hopped a riptide…


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February 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Saturday Memo: More meteors? … tux/costume discounts … kangaroo cam

National Weather Service forecast Holiday weekend weather: Well, Friday’s sun break didn’t last long. Sunrise is now at 7:12 a.m. and sunset at 5:34 p.m., give or take a minute, but you won’t see much of the sun between those two points. (Update: You win! It’s sunny right now.) More meteors? A California science institute has received…


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February 28, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Tolling trouble … and more tolling trouble … and a bit of otter news

Weather: Ready for snow? I’m told we’ll have it this evening, though I keep looking at different forecasts in hope of finding one that shows something else. So far, no luck. The good news is that it shouldn’t stick, so don’t worry (yet!) about commute problems. In the meantime, highs in the mid- to upper…


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February 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Vote to name Seattle Aquarium's baby sea otter

Aniak, right, a sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium, swims with her yet-to-be named daughter Jan. 28. (Photo by Ted S. Warren / AP) The Seattle Aquarium is looking for the public’s help in naming the new baby sea otter. Go to the aquarium’s website to choose among these names: Willapa, Shi Shi, Elwha, Sequim, Seiku. Voting…


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