Sporting a satellite tag that will help researchers better understand
the behavior of hooded seals, Artie emerges from his transport crate--
and gets his first look at the ocean after seven months' rehabilitation.
On St Patrick's Day, 2004, the Aquarium rescued a large male hooded seal who was near death. After nearly seven months with us, was nursed back to (670-lb) health, and was set free on Wednesday, October 6, 2004.
He took a week to swim across the Gulf of Maine, then headed north and spent much of the winter in the region of Newfoundland and Labrador. The satellite tag, which also captures depth information, reports that Artie has been diving as deep as 900 meters--more than half a mile down.
- Gently herding Artie into the travel crate (Quicktime, 768K)
- Artie gets a satellite tag (Quicktime, 2.5MB
- Artie comes out of the crate (Quicktime, 1.6MB)
- Artie goes free! (Quicktime, 1.5MB)
April 5, 2005
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