There's much to see here! Here are just a few things to look for when visiting the Port. How many can you spot?
Most Washington State Ferry routes are legally part of the state highway system. If you don’t believe it, check Google maps!
It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 species of sea anemones found all over the world at varying depths in the oceans.
Seagulls are very clever. They learn, remember and even pass on behaviors, such as stamping their feet in a group to imitate rainfall and trick earthworms to come to the surface.
Bald eagle nests are about 5 to 6 feet in diameter and 2 to 4 feet tall. If the tree is strong enough, they will use the same nest again and again, adding new materials each year, so some nests can be enormous.
To keep from drifting apart while they snooze, sea otters often sleep holding paws.
It takes 43 seconds to travel in a Space Needle elevator from the ground to the tower’s top level, 520 feet above Seattle.
Orcas aren't whales!
They are often called killer whales — and they are indeed enormous like whales — but they're actually the world's largest species of dolphin.
There are more than 4,500 species of crabs, and most species live in coastal areas of salty, fresh or brackish water.
A Starfish is not a fish! They’re actually related to sand dollars and sea urchins, and their average lifespan is 35 years.
Marine mussels are usually found clumping together on wave-washed rocks, each attached to the rock by its byssus, which helps hold the mussels firm against the force of the waves.
Sea lions are quite the social party animals, as they are rarely found alone!
Dolphins are incredibly social animals. They live in groups and cooperate with each other to get food and in raising offspring (calves). They are extremely playful and curious animals and often play with other animals- even dogs!
Puget Sound is just part of the entire Salish Sea. This rich and vibrant ecosystem is home to 37 species of mammals, 172 species of birds, 253 species of fish, and more than 3,000 species of invertebrates. Nearly 8 million people make this region their home today, and it is up to each one of use to protect it!
See live views of Seattle and Puget Sound from the Space Needle Web Cam!
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