Seattle Aquarium http://kplu.org en Gov. Gregoire announces next steps on ocean acidification http://kplu.org/post/gov-gregoire-announces-next-steps-ocean-acidification <p>SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed <a href="http://www.governor.wa.gov/execorders/eo_12-07.pdf">an executive order</a> directing state officials to work on the problem of ocean acidification.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:49:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7207 at http://kplu.org Gov. Gregoire announces next steps on ocean acidification Survival of male orcas depends on older females, study shows http://kplu.org/post/survival-male-orcas-depends-older-females-study-shows <p>Researchers in the San Juan Islands say the survival of older female&nbsp;Orcas, after they go through menopause, helps younger males stay alive longer.</p><p>That might not surprise many humans, but scientists well-versed in the behavior of Orca whales say it’s a relatively new conclusion. And, in many species, females don’t live long after the end of their reproductive life.</p><p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:32:41 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6345 at http://kplu.org Survival of male orcas depends on older females, study shows Name that baby sea otter at Seattle Aquarium http://kplu.org/post/name-baby-sea-otter-seattle-aquarium <p><span class="SurveyTitle" id="PC6709_lbTitle">Seattle Aquarium has started its<a href="http://www.seattleaquarium.org/page.aspx?pid=1188"> sea otter naming contest</a>. </span></p><p>Jump over to the site linked above and vote on one of these names: Willapa, Shi Shi, Elwha, Sequim, Seiku.</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:24:50 +0000 Jake Ellison 4075 at http://kplu.org Name that baby sea otter at Seattle Aquarium Names for Seattle's baby sea otter will be up for voting next week http://kplu.org/post/names-seattles-baby-sea-otter-will-be-voting-next-week <p>With an overabundance of cute and a giant fan club already, the baby female sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium will be named possibly on Feb. 27, said Tim Kuniholm, a spokesman for the Seattle Aquarium.</p><p>The aquarium will post a range of names on its Website either next Monday or Tuesday and throw open the voting. The baby&rsquo;s potential names will be a Native Alaskan place name or name from an Alaskan indigenous language, Kuniholm said.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:33:37 +0000 KPLU News Staff 3972 at http://kplu.org Names for Seattle's baby sea otter will be up for voting next week The cutest thing: Sea otter born at Seattle Aquarium http://kplu.org/post/cutest-thing-sea-otter-born-seattle-aquarium <p>Press release:</p><p>The Seattle Aquarium announced today the birth of a new sea otter pup at its facility on Pier 59 in Seattle. The young otter was born today just before 5:00 a.m.&nbsp;to the mother otter Aniak&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;who herself was born at Seattle Aquarium in 2002.</p><p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:22:18 +0000 Jake Ellison 3732 at http://kplu.org The cutest thing: Sea otter born at Seattle Aquarium