Welcome to Rocky ShoresThe Rocky Shores exhibits replicate an area of the craggy coastline near Cape Flattery, Washington.
Rocky cliffs surround four main exhibit pools for harbor seals, walruses, sea otters, common murres and tufted puffins. You can view this exhibit above and below water, offering a "closer than ever before" look at these marine animals.
One of the star attractions in this exhibit is "E.T." In 1982, oil workers in Alaska found a starving orphan walrus pup and gave him his "movie star" name (he certainly bears a resemblance). He was raised at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and now weighs over 3,400 pounds. Female walruses Basilla and Joan now live with E.T., and PDZA staff are working to establish a breeding group among the walruses.
- Common Murre
- Harbor Seal
- Pacific Walrus
- Sea Otter
- Tufted Puffin
- Magellanic Penguins