#148: A formal introduction to Isaac the Northern fur seal

It is high time we officially introduce you to our youngest male Northern fur seal, Isaac. Isaac is 9 years old and currently weighs in at just over 200 pounds, though we expect him to nearly double in size in the next few years.

Isaac was born at the Seattle Aquarium and is named after Chris Isaak, who happened to be playing nearby at the time. When he moved out here, he traveled with a trainer by FedEx (we still have the packing slip!).

During the last few months, we have been working with Isaac to fine-tune some of his behaviors, including his head shake (so you can see his handsome hair), vocal (it sounds like a purr), and open mouth. He is doing great!


1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I just wanted to say that I have spent my birthday for the third year in a row at the aquarium and each time is a different experience. Last year I did the trainer for a day program, and it was an experience I will remember for a long, long time. This year, I spent a lot of time observing the training/feeding sessions at both seal exhibits (northern fur and harbor) and I walked away with an even greater appreciation for these animals, as well as the people that spend so much time working with them. I do hope to pursue a degree in marine biology/animal behavior, and some day my dream of working with these animals will hopefully come true. I want to thank you all for being a part of the wonderful experiences I have had during my visits to the aquarium. Thanks,
    Jess, 13.


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