Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Seattle Aquarium's harbor seal gets in the act

Posted by Dean Rutz

Siku, one of three resident harbor seals at the Seattle Aquarium, wanted to join the construction-worker portrait in the new habitat that she and two companions will occupy. The new habitat opens to the public June 1. Turner construction workers Baird Lehman, left, Aaron "Rambo" Weston, Robb Rankin and Ian Hamm pose with Siku. Siku, Barney and Q were relocated to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma during the construction project. Their new pool has more than 30,000 gallons of water with seating for 100 around the glass panels. Harbor seals are native to Puget Sound and key players in the ecology.

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