About Our Animals

The Estuarium exclusively houses estuarine animals from the South Puget Sound. These animals thrive in water with a lower salinity level than that of the open ocean. We acquire our animals humanely through WSFW and by responsibly collecting for education purposes under the guidelines of our Scientific Collections Permit. The Estuarium provides our animals with expert care seven days a week and is supported by generous volunteers who help maintain our animal’s habitats. Our aquarists, Jason Quam of Blue Coral and Bill Thomas of Aquariums W, visit frequently to ensure all our aquarium environments are running smoothly and safely.

If you would like to learn more about our animals and our aquariums, visit us during open hours on Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 – 4:00 PM. For private tours, contact Estuarium@SSEAcenter.org or call (360) 915-0773.