Happy 40th Smoke!

Today we are celebrating Smoke's 40th birthday! Smoke is one of the Atlantic harbor seals that lives here at the New England Aquarium and she is the second oldest seal in North America. [An event that has been covered by NECN, AP News and NPR]

She is one of the sweetest animals to have ever graced Central Wharf. If you come by the Aquarium you will most likely see Smoke training, playing with ice toys or under the shower spray, or napping next to her son (Reggae) and daughter (Amelia).

Forty years young! Happy Birthday Smoke!

[Note: Smoke's birthday is an annual event! Check out the squid cake from her 37th birthday, the card Lana painted for her 38th birthday and her birthday from last year's 39th celebration. You can join people in wishing Smoke a happy birthday this year on the Aquarium's facebook page.]

Here's a video of this year's fish cake. Some visiting kids were kind enough to sing Smoke a birthday song!


Video: Take a Dip with the Harbor Seals!

Good news seal fans! The Aquarium's new Take a Dip with the Harbor Seals program is up and running. We posted about this fun opportunity earlier, but now we have a web page devoted to the program and we've made this video preview of what will happen when you come hang out with the seals.

Get program details and find out how to book here. We'll see you with the seals!