Totem poles are thought of as symbols of Seattle by many residents and visitors, but, in fact, the indigenous people of Washington state did not traditionally carve totems.
Hi, I'm the Columbian mammoth whose tusk was unearthed at an AMLI Residential construction site in Seattle.
Washington is home to 141 species of mammals. Learn all about their habits and habitats, what they eat, where they live, and more.
Graduate Student Brandon Peecook and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Christian Sidor described Washington’s first dinosaur fossil in May 2015.
Foraminifera are tiny one-celled marine organisms that live on the sea floor and have a big story to tell about the health of Puget Sound.
What are foraminifera? What can they tell us about the health of Puget Sound?
In total, 253 fish species have been recorded in the Salish Sea, and that’s about 14 percent more than in the last count.
Washington's first dinosaur fossil gives insight into what the west coast was like 80 million years ago.
The Burke is dedicated to collaborating with diverse Native populations, sharing collections and learning together.
A chance encounter on a windy day leads to the discovery of a new spider habitat.
Seattle is abuzz after construction workers find an unexpected guest from the ice age.