#40: Fur Seals Are Moving!

By this time next week, the fur seals will no longer be at the New England Aquarium...for a little while at least. Construction for the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center is set to start soon with the hopes that it will be open for next summer. So in the meantime, the fur seals will head out of town. Baranov, our temporary summer resident, will be returning to the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, while the females, Chainsaw, Cordova, and Ursula will head to the New York Aquarium. While we will all miss them, we are looking forward to working with them again in the new exhibit. Stay tuned - we will be posting blogs on what it takes to move these seals. And for those of you who haven't been in to see the seals recently, buy your tickets now. See you soon!




  1. OMG! That's soooo cuuute!
    She's moving!

  2. Who's in that picture?

  3. That is Cordova! I am a volunteer at the Aquarium and I took that Picture Wednesday!

  4. Sweeet picture Emily!!!

    What do you do to volunteer?

  5. What amazing, gorgeous creatures these are! Thank you so much for a peek behind the scenes. I look forward to checking in often. Keep up your wonderful work!

  6. As a lifelong Boston area resident I have always loved the NEA!!! And seeing those sweet seals as you walk in is the best. They will be missed while they are away!!!

    Erin, I have told your Mom so many times I think your job is just so fascinating!!!!

    Kristen :-)

  7. Cordova is beautiful! Wish I lived close enough to go to these exhibits! Good job, marine mammal trainers!!


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