June 22, 2018

Mystic Aquarium welcomes seals

MYSTIC, CT (WPRI) — Mystic Aquarium welcomed two new brothers recently.

Two northern fur seals, Jack, 10, and Sam, 9, are the latest additions to the aquarium’s Pacific Northwest habitat.

Guests will have the opportunity to see and learn about these two seals.

Jack weighs 220 pounds and Sam weighs 215 pounds. They were born at the New York Aquarium and are on loan.

Mystic Aquarium is one of only four institutions in the U.S.. to display northern fur seals.

Northern fur seals are one of the nine species of fur seal and are found the farthest north near the Pribilof Island.

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