Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center

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What a great experience. Loved the Puffin's. Also the lady that worked in the gift shop was a joy. She made my day and was so funny. Did not catch her name, but you know who you are😁.
Tim and Imogen are the best!!! Loved that they just grabbed us and started giving us facts very cool and great people there!
so special! Thank you @Alaska Sealife Center! Happy 4th!
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IF... You are curious and your imagination is sparked!?!? please tune in on the 23rd, 6-8pm to hear local tunes and use the opportunity to donate!! I have been before and my sister and niece. My nephew is 4 and I can't wait to see him explore the Alaska SeaLife Center!! These are a few of my moments captured from exploring the center back when... THANK YOU for looking :)
I heard that there is only one State -New Hampshire-to go in this little fundraiser. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Bulga whales
Calling all Alaska SeaLife Center supporters! Sama Massage, based in wasilla is raffling a 60min massage to incentivise extra donations even though goals for the winter have been met! $5 will get 5 raffle entries, and there is not limit! 100% of proceeds go to the Alaska Sea Life Center.
On my birthday I went to Seward and the SeaLife Center.
My sister "adopted" me an otter for my birthday also. 🤗
Told ya, I love my otters.
Would love to see how far you guys are into your 2 million dollar goal! Just signed up for a stellar membership today and so enthusiastic about saving the ASLC. I know there has been a lot of support, but 2 million is a lot! Are you getting close ?

The Alaska SeaLife Center is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay in beautiful Seward, Alaska, 125 miles south of Anchorage by highway While primarily dedicated to marine research, the Center is the only permanent facility permitted to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals and birds, and is the only public aquarium in the state of Alaska.

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 10/26/2021

Transformation Tuesday! All the birds in our aviary are molting into winter eclipse plumage. This is a natural process that the birds go through every year, and it’s quite special to be able to see the change here at the Center! Check out the difference between our tufted puffins in the summer vs now.

Transformation Tuesday! All the birds in our aviary are molting into winter eclipse plumage. This is a natural process that the birds go through every year, and it’s quite special to be able to see the change here at the Center! Check out the difference between our tufted puffins in the summer vs now.

10/25/2021

Need costume inspiration for Halloween? Take some advice from our decorator crab. This species “dresses up” by using different items or even other species from around the sea floor to help camouflage.

10/24/2021

🎃 enrichment for Mara.

10/23/2021

Ravioli, the harbor seal pup we released in King Salmon at the beginning of October, is on the move! This little gif shows some of the coordinates transmitted from her satellite tag. Awesome to see her out exploring the wild.

Timeline Photos 10/22/2021

Our eiders working on a pumpkin carving. Something tells us this is going to look fa-boo-lous!

Our eiders working on a pumpkin carving. Something tells us this is going to look fa-boo-lous!

Timeline Photos 10/21/2021

Pupdate! The emaciated sea otter pup that arrived last month to our Wildlife Response Program is improving. He is spunky and eating solid foods well, but his weight upon arrival was a serious concern and is slow to remedy as we don't want to add too much weight too fast. On a recent visit to the scales he hit 14 lbs which is an improvement from his arrival weight of 11 lbs.
PC: Mammalogist Julie

Pupdate! The emaciated sea otter pup that arrived last month to our Wildlife Response Program is improving. He is spunky and eating solid foods well, but his weight upon arrival was a serious concern and is slow to remedy as we don't want to add too much weight too fast. On a recent visit to the scales he hit 14 lbs which is an improvement from his arrival weight of 11 lbs.
PC: Mammalogist Julie

10/20/2021

Seward Seal Release

We released two harbor seal pups, Vermicelli and Gemelli, right in our backyard last week! It is rare that we have seal pup patients from the Seward area, so being able to rescue, rehabilitate, and release two pups that came to us from Resurrection Bay in very poor condition is incredibly rewarding.
Vermicelli particularly had a challenging recovery as she came to us with many wounds all over her body. Seeing her heal and make it back to the ocean was a highlight for our team.

Photos from Alaska SeaLife Center's post 10/19/2021

Happy Vet Tech Appreciation Week! We are so lucky to have two rockstar vet techs on our staff, Jane and Jess. They both take on an incredible amount of tasks around the Center from feeding our Wildlife Response patients to processing samples in the lab to assisting with veterinary procedures. Thank you for all that you do!

10/18/2021

Thank you!

It's been a year since you turned the Save the Center campaign into a movement. We are still here because of YOU! Check out the video to see all the things we've been able to do the past year.
#nonprofit

Timeline Photos 10/17/2021

One of our spectacled pumpkin p-eiders... 🙃

One of our spectacled pumpkin p-eiders... 🙃

Timeline Photos 10/16/2021

Here at the Alaska SeaLife Center we like to prepare our team for any possible emergencies we may encounter. Recently NOAA officials hosted a training for our team out in the bay to demo proper whale disentanglement techniques.

"I have been driving boats here at the ASLC for several years now and this whale disentanglement training was a perfect opportunity to put those skills to use and to learn new ones. The more tools you have the better prepared you are to respond to an emergency. This training will sit in a drawer labeled "Hope I never have to use this, but sure am glad I have it if and when I need it" right next to my oil spill response training, emergency first aid, and confined space rescue training."
- Aquarist Chuck.

PC: Animal Care Specialist Savannah

Here at the Alaska SeaLife Center we like to prepare our team for any possible emergencies we may encounter. Recently NOAA officials hosted a training for our team out in the bay to demo proper whale disentanglement techniques.

"I have been driving boats here at the ASLC for several years now and this whale disentanglement training was a perfect opportunity to put those skills to use and to learn new ones. The more tools you have the better prepared you are to respond to an emergency. This training will sit in a drawer labeled "Hope I never have to use this, but sure am glad I have it if and when I need it" right next to my oil spill response training, emergency first aid, and confined space rescue training."
- Aquarist Chuck.

PC: Animal Care Specialist Savannah

Timeline Photos 10/15/2021

Thank gourdness it's Friday!

Thank gourdness it's Friday!

10/14/2021

Green Urchins

Bringing you #spooky content all month long! Today is a time-lapse of our green sea urchins. Isn't the way they move pretty creepy crawly?! 😯

10/13/2021

Tuq + Crab Pool

'Tuq'date! Since harbor seal pup patient Tuq is not a release candidate due to his neurological issues, our staff spend more one-on-one time with him providing enrichment and training. One of his favorite sunny day activities is playing in his crab pool and enjoying his waterfall feature.

Timeline Photos 10/12/2021

Our female sea otter pup patient now has a name. Meet Poppy!

Our female sea otter pup patient now has a name. Meet Poppy!

Photos from Alaska SeaLife Center's post 10/11/2021

Start your Monday off right with some happy news! Two of our summer seal pup patients, Ravioli and Sir Orzo Sealroni, were released back to the ocean last week in King Salmon! One of them was fitted with a satellite tag to track their movements. Stay tuned to see where she goes!
Special thank you to USFWS staff for helping our team transport the seals from the airport to the beach.

Timeline Photos 10/10/2021

Win Alaska Airlines tickets and support the Alaska SeaLife Center at the same time! Enter the travel raffle for your chance to win>>> http://ow.ly/qbzf50GlSYq

Win Alaska Airlines tickets and support the Alaska SeaLife Center at the same time! Enter the travel raffle for your chance to win>>> http://ow.ly/qbzf50GlSYq

Timeline Photos 10/09/2021

Steller sea lion Mist is growing up so fast. At a year and 3 months she now weighs just shy of 200 lbs!

Steller sea lion Mist is growing up so fast. At a year and 3 months she now weighs just shy of 200 lbs!

Timeline Photos 10/08/2021

Happy World Octopus Day! Did you know we offer octopus adventure tours?! Sign up today to learn about and meet one of these amazing creatures>>> www.alaskasealife.org/tours_encounters

Happy World Octopus Day! Did you know we offer octopus adventure tours?! Sign up today to learn about and meet one of these amazing creatures>>> www.alaskasealife.org/tours_encounters

10/08/2021

Sea cucumber or alien?! Sea cucumbers eat by reaching 'branches' of tentacles out into the water to grab particles of food. Looks pretty alien right?! #spookymonth

Timeline Photos 10/07/2021

We admitted a male sea otter pup on September 27th from Kasilof! His weight upon arrival was 11 pounds, which is significantly under the expected mass for an otter his age.

“By weight alone, we predicted he was two months old. When we got a better look at his teeth, learned his food preferences, and noticed his transitioning coat we knew he was closer to four months old. Other otters that we’ve seen around this age were 15 to 24 pounds,” explains Director of Animal Health, Dr. Carrie Goertz.

Our team is now working around-the-clock to help this skinny pup rehydrate and gain critical calories. Stay tuned for updated on this sea otter pup! You can donate to his care via this post. www.alaskasealife.org/donate

We admitted a male sea otter pup on September 27th from Kasilof! His weight upon arrival was 11 pounds, which is significantly under the expected mass for an otter his age.

“By weight alone, we predicted he was two months old. When we got a better look at his teeth, learned his food preferences, and noticed his transitioning coat we knew he was closer to four months old. Other otters that we’ve seen around this age were 15 to 24 pounds,” explains Director of Animal Health, Dr. Carrie Goertz.

Our team is now working around-the-clock to help this skinny pup rehydrate and gain critical calories. Stay tuned for updated on this sea otter pup! You can donate to his care via this post. www.alaskasealife.org/donate

Photos from Alaska SeaLife Center's post 10/06/2021

When we feed our animals it's a perfect time to also check their health and well-being. We ask them different behaviors like 'open mouth' and 'raise a flipper' so we can ensure they are looking and feeling their best!

Timeline Photos 10/05/2021

Touch Pool Tuesday Fact! The hairy triton (named for the hairy or bristly texture on the shell) lays their eggs in a mesmerizing spiral shape. Scientists believe that each tiny capsule can contain 1,000 - 2,000 eggs!
PC: Education Specialist, Shana

Touch Pool Tuesday Fact! The hairy triton (named for the hairy or bristly texture on the shell) lays their eggs in a mesmerizing spiral shape. Scientists believe that each tiny capsule can contain 1,000 - 2,000 eggs!
PC: Education Specialist, Shana

Timeline Photos 10/05/2021

Check out our Virtual Programming this week!
Tuesday at 11 AM join us with your preschooler for Virtual Small Fry School. Sponsored by Alaska 529.
Wednesday at 11 AM join our Virtual Visit for a behind the scenes look of ASLC. Sponsored by Royal Caribbean Group
#AlaskaTourismRecovery
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch for FREE!
www.youtube.com/user/AKSeaLifeCenter/featured

Check out our Virtual Programming this week!
Tuesday at 11 AM join us with your preschooler for Virtual Small Fry School. Sponsored by Alaska 529.
Wednesday at 11 AM join our Virtual Visit for a behind the scenes look of ASLC. Sponsored by Royal Caribbean Group
#AlaskaTourismRecovery
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch for FREE!
www.youtube.com/user/AKSeaLifeCenter/featured

Timeline Photos 10/04/2021

NEW HOURS! Starting today our hours are now 12 PM - 5 PM Thursday - Monday. We will be Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Come 'sea' us!

NEW HOURS! Starting today our hours are now 12 PM - 5 PM Thursday - Monday. We will be Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Come 'sea' us!

Timeline Photos 10/03/2021

Pilot asking what day it is...
Mara emerging from the depths..."It's October 3rd!" #happymeangirlsday

Pilot asking what day it is...
Mara emerging from the depths..."It's October 3rd!" #happymeangirlsday

Timeline Photos 10/02/2021

Do not try at home! Our horned puffin Pyrite managed to fit 15 fish in his beak all at once!
PC: Aviculturist, Laura

Do not try at home! Our horned puffin Pyrite managed to fit 15 fish in his beak all at once!
PC: Aviculturist, Laura

Photos from Alaska SeaLife Center's post 10/01/2021

It's spooky month! Here are some of our spookiest aquarium creatures including the sea urchin, decorated warbonnet, and a giant Pacific octopus. #octobervibes

Timeline Photos 09/30/2021

The two seal pups found stranded in Port Moller earlier in the summer are getting prepped for release! We do a thorough health check on each seal before they go back to the wild, which includes things like examining their eyes, flippers, and teeth. Stay tuned for their release!

The two seal pups found stranded in Port Moller earlier in the summer are getting prepped for release! We do a thorough health check on each seal before they go back to the wild, which includes things like examining their eyes, flippers, and teeth. Stay tuned for their release!

09/29/2021

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits are back! And they are FREE on the Alaska SeaLife Center YouTube channel! Join us at 11 AM AK Time every Wednesday to get a behind the scenes look of the Alaska SeaLife Center.

09/28/2021

Giant Pacific Octopus

Mesmerized?

Timeline Photos 09/27/2021

Raise your hand (or flipper) if you agree Mondays are 'seal-liously' the worst!

Raise your hand (or flipper) if you agree Mondays are 'seal-liously' the worst!

Timeline Photos 09/26/2021

Wow! Did you know a puffin can fly as fast as 55 mph - that’s around 400 wing beats per minute.

Wow! Did you know a puffin can fly as fast as 55 mph - that’s around 400 wing beats per minute.

Timeline Photos 09/25/2021

Here's our sea otter pup patient checking out all the new gifts you all purchased for her through Amazon Wishlist! THANK YOU! If you want to support the animals and staff at the Center check out our Wishlist>>> http://ow.ly/C6Pf50Gdr4e
#seaotterawarenessweek

Here's our sea otter pup patient checking out all the new gifts you all purchased for her through Amazon Wishlist! THANK YOU! If you want to support the animals and staff at the Center check out our Wishlist>>> http://ow.ly/C6Pf50Gdr4e
#seaotterawarenessweek

The Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research institution and public aquarium located in Seward, Alaska.

We are the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response.

Our mission is to generate and share scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The ASLC is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Seward Seal Release
Thank you!
Green Urchins
Tuq + Crab Pool
Virtual Visits
Giant Pacific Octopus
Sea otter pup

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Research publications and information on declining populations of marine mammals and birds; memberships; dramatic aquarium exhibits with live Steller sea lions, puffins, octopus, and hundreds of other species; educational programs in Seward and by distance education.

We also offer exclusive tours with our resident animals through our Marine Mammal Encounters, Puffin Encounters and Octopus Encounters!

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301 Railway Ave PO Box 1329
Seward, AK
99664

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