Alaska SeaLife Center@alaskasealifecenter

📍Seward, Alaska
🦀Public Aquarium
🔬Research Institution
🐳The only certified stranded marine mammal response facility in all Alaska.

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Alaska SeaLife Center

Sea pens are in fact living creatures! They are similar to coral in the way that clusters of polyps form and work together as one. There is a main “stalk” of the sea pen and then many “branches” of polyps that have different functions like feeding, reproducing, or ventilating the colony.
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Alaska SeaLife Center

Have you ever met an octopus?! You can meet Patricia, a giant Pacific octopus, here at the Center! Find out how to shake hands with Patricia at alaskasealife.org/octoenc
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Alaska SeaLife Center

There is always something new to discover at the Center. 💙 Alaskans, don’t forget through February you can come to the Center for free on Wednesday’s!
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Alaska SeaLife Center

Our followers requested a video of Petri with her beloved iPad! And now it is here in all of its puffin glory! Check it out 👆
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This is Dutch, one of the four ringed seals at the Center. Ringed seals are a species of ice seal that inhabit the Arctic. Concern about depleting sea ice has ignited our research on this little known species here at the Center. Our team is trying to answer the question “how much energy does it take to be an ice seal?” This is important because if they have to swim more as the ice melts then they have to use more energy. We want to know what kind of consequences this increased energy consumption may have on these seals. Thanks to Dutch we are getting closer to answering this important research question.
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Alaska SeaLife Center

Happy New Year!!! It’s January 1st which means Alaskan’s can sign up for their PFDs! Woot woot! (Sorry lower 48... we get paid to live here) When you sign up remember you can help non-profits, like ASLC, by donating part of your dividend with Pick Click Give. We can’t be the Alaska SeaLife Center without you 💗
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