Birds View all Birds Tufted Puffin Tufted Puffin These birds appear to “fly” underwater! Details Common Murre Common Murre These diving birds are able to plunge up to 350–400 feet. Details Rhinoceros Auklet Rhinoceros Auklet They have a protruding white “horn” during breeding season! Details Black Oystercatcher Black Oystercatcher These birds break the shells of limpets and mussels with their beaks. Details Long-Billed Curlew Long-Billed Curlew Their bills are perfect for finding crustaceans in rocky crevices. Details Pigeon Guillemot Pigeon Guillemot Using its wings and feet, pigeon guillemots can hover underwater! Details Mammals View all Mammals Harbor Seals Harbor Seals These seals can remain underwater for close to 30 minutes! Details River Otters River Otters River otters are commonly seen in Puget Sound. Details Sea otters Sea otters They bear the thickest fur of all mammals! Details Northern fur seals Northern fur seals Male northern fur seals are up to six times larger than females. Details Fish View all Fish Wolf Eel Wolf Eel Not really an eel - just a long, skinny fish! Details Dogfish Dogfish A shark that's also venomous! Details Grunt sculpin Grunt sculpin Their large heads represent over half of their total body length! Details Pufferfish and Porcupinefish Pufferfish and Porcupinefish They rely on the ability to “puff up” as a defense mechanism. Details Rockfish Rockfish Some rockfish species can live to be well over 100 years old! Details Triggerfish Triggerfish The strong teeth of triggerfish keep growing throughout their lives. Details Cephalopods View all Cephalopods Giant Pacific Octopus Giant Pacific Octopus These creatures have blue blood, eight arms and three hearts! Details Dwarf Cuttlefish Dwarf Cuttlefish They can change their color, pattern and texture in the blink of an eye. Details Other Invertebrates View all Other Invertebrates Giant Clams Giant Clams Giant clams stay permanently attached to the same spot for life. Details Moon Jelly Moon Jelly Jellies have been around for hundreds of millions of years! Details Corals Corals You can see both warm- and cold-water corals at the Seattle Aquarium. Details Sea Anemone Sea Anemone These creatures can survive at depths of more than 32,000 feet. Details Sea Star Sea Star Sea stars don’t have brains but are still able to detect light! Details Hermit Crabs Hermit Crabs There are over 500 species of hermit crabs around the world. Details Plankton View all Plankton Plankton Plankton Some of the world’s smallest living creatures! Details Looking for more animal info? Check out our infographic library.