aquarium animals - August 29, 2018
Throwback: Seals on Snow

With record breaking heat outside, it's a good day to chill out with this snowy enrichment activity for the fur seals in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center! ...

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aquarium animals - July 2, 2018
Happy Birthday, Ron!

The birthday boy celebrated with new toys, a gelatin birthday cake, and special firehose birthday toy in the shape of a number 1! ...

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marine mammals - July 1, 2018
Growing Up Sea Lion

It’s already one year since Ron the California sea lion pup was born behind the scenes at the New England Aquarium! Born on July 2, 2017, he is Tipper’s first baby. ...

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aquarium animals - June 29, 2018
Northern Fur Seals: Furry, Flexible, Flippered and Fabulous

Our northern fur seals, the stars of Life According to Fur Seals at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center, are famously known for their thick fur. They have many other special adaptations...

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at the aquarium - June 27, 2018
Why Volunteer or Intern with the Marine Mammal Trainers?

Find out why our volunteer and internship program is a great opportunity for almost anyone—and you don't have to take our word for it. ...

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marine mammals - June 24, 2018
Celebrating Reggae’s 25th Birthday

It's not every day that a seal turns a quarter century old and this time around, Reggae gets served a ginormous layer cake. ...

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anderson cabot center research - May 24, 2018
marine mammals - May 23, 2018
Blue Man Group Explores the Blue Planet

Boston’s blue icons met for the first time Wednesday morning. ...

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aquarium animals - May 13, 2018
Tipper’s First Mother’s Day

Ron the sea lion puppy was born last July, which means it's Tipper's first Mother's Day! ...

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aquarium animals - March 17, 2018
St. Patrick’s Enrichment

Happy St. Patrick's Day! See the lucky enrichment that happened in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center this week. ...

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marine mammals - February 23, 2018
Trainers Turned Toy Makers

Meet one of the marine mammal trainers and learn how he's creating enriching activities for the seals and sea lions. ...

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marine mammals - February 16, 2018
Who’s Who? Fur Seal vs. Sea Lion

Here's a question we often get at the Marine Mammal Center: how do we tell our animals apart? This blog is meant to help you do just that. ...

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marine mammals - February 15, 2018
Tooth Brushing Role Models

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and most parents struggle with getting kids to brush their teeth as often as they should, but surprisingly a wild animal just might be a good...

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aquarium animals - February 14, 2018
Loving Marine Mammals and our Oceans

At the Aquarium we’re celebrating Valentine's Day by highlighting the love we share for protecting marine mammals and the oceans with all of you. ...

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aquarium animals - November 16, 2017
Playtime with Ron

All kids need playtime, even young sea lion pups. ...

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in the news - November 2, 2017
Boston Blades Meet Fur Seal

Six members of the Boston Blades hockey team stopped by to meet Ursula the fur seal and check out her puck-handling skills. Ursula was a gracious host! ...

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aquarium animals - October 27, 2017
Halloween Fun with Seals and Sea Lions

Enrichment took on a Halloween flair this week in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. Things got wet. ...

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aquarium animals - October 5, 2017
Best Fishes, Red Sox!

Through the magic of Photoshop, our new sea lion pup, Ron, is helping to cheer the Red Sox into the postseason. ...

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aquarium animals - August 29, 2017
Sea Lion Pup on Exhibit

Ron, a California sea lion pup born at the Aquarium on July 2, is now ready for his closeup! ...

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aquarium animals - July 28, 2017
Welcome Ron!

Let us introduce you to the newest addition to the marine mammal department! ...

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aquarium animals - July 21, 2017
Fur Seal Afloat

For a brief time each day, Luna is the proverbial princess of the pool. ...

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marine mammals - July 16, 2017
Happy Birthday, Ursula!

Ursula the Northern fur seal is 19 years young. ...

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aquarium animals - July 13, 2017
New Arrival: Sea Lion Pup

The New England Aquarium welcomes a new California sea lion pup, who is behind the scenes learning to get in and out of the water and swim. He will make his public debut this autumn. ...

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aquarium animals - June 30, 2017
Red, White, and Blue Enrichment

Enrichment comes in many shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. This weekend, it looks pretty red, white, and blue! ...

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aquarium animals - June 1, 2017
Happy National Doughnut Day!

Here's how the seals and sea lions in the Marine Mammal Center celebrated National Doughnut Day. ...

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aquarium animals - May 18, 2017
Hot Weather, Cool Seals

When it gets hot outside, the trainers bust out the ice cubes and let the fur seals have fun. ...

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aquarium animals - May 12, 2017
Happy Birthday, Lana!

The marine mammal trainers are celebrating a special occasion today—someone is turning 35! ...

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aquarium animals - May 12, 2017
Mother’s Day in the Marine Mammal Center

At the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center this Mother's Day, we have a wonderful mother-daughter group we’d like to share with you! ...

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aquarium animals - April 11, 2017
Seal Siblings

Did you know there are sibling seals at the Aquarium? Meet the families of seals in our Harbor Seal Exhibit. ...

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marine mammals - February 17, 2017
Pinniped Plunge

Ever wonder what it’s like watching the seals from inside the exhibit in their habitat? Take a look at some video of our seals and sea lions hanging out underwater. ...

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aquarium animals - February 14, 2017
A Snow Kiss from Chi

Chiidax the Northern fur seal is what you would call a character. Watch as the seal plants a smooch on one of the trainers! ...

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aquarium animals - February 8, 2017
In the News: Playtime with Seals

At the Aquarium, the marine mammal trainers are pioneering a new—and fun!—way to interact with the seals and sea lions. See the gorgeous new video by Great Big Story to learn more. ...

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aquarium animals - January 27, 2017
Hot Tub Enrichment Time

The seals and sea lions are often offered new toys and experiences as part of their enrichment program. See how they reacted to a kiddy pool of warm water! ...

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aquarium animals - January 4, 2017
Welcoming Tipper the Sea Lion

The Aquarium recently welcomed another sea lion to our marine mammal center. Four-year-old Tipper joins fellow sea lions Zoe and Sierra—all females—after most recently making her home at the...

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marine mammals - October 3, 2016
Hello, Luna!

Nearly a year ago, a young, underweight fur seal stranded in Southern California. Luna has had quite a journey since then. ...

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marine mammals - September 26, 2016
Even Seals Need Manicures

Some of our seals need their nails trimmed, some don't. Learn more pedicures for pinnipeds! ...

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