#143: Baranov the Northern fur seal moves into his new home

Baranov is back! Last time he was at the Aquarium, he enjoyed doing his impression of a fur seal monorail on the previous exhibit's bridge. Now he's back and he has a much larger, brand new space to explore in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center.

Baranov arriving at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center (left) and in his previous home at the Mystic Aquarium (right).

So how do you transport a Northern fur seal that weighs between 400 and 500 pounds? A simple dolly isn't enough... the team used a forklift. Here's a photo slide show of the move. Press play to get it started!



  1. I went to see Baranov today for the first time! He is a very large handsome fur seal, but he seemed pretty lazy. Is he molting? Also, I did not notice Isaac in the exhibit this afternoon (10/10/09). Are the boys getting along alright?

  2. You have to have baby pictures of these darling seals... I want to see them
    They are just so CUTE.


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