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When Chewy met Commander at the Seattle Aquarium

When Chewy met Commander at the Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium’s new northern fur seal, Chewbacca has officially met his tank-mate Commander! Chewbacca, or Chewy for short, arrived at the Aquarium in February.

Woodstock

A very fond farewell to Woodstock, Seattle Aquarium northern fur seal

It is with great sadness that we announce that Woodstock, the Seattle Aquarium’s 24-year-old female northern fur seal, has passed away. Woody, as she was known, was quite elderly for a fur seal (females in the wild have a life span of 15–20 years) and her health had been declining for the past several months.

A volunteer's favorite: fur seals at the Seattle Aquarium

If you volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium, chances are you have that one animal that’s your favorite. For me, it’s two: our northern fur seals, Commander and Woodstock.

How much does a Northern fur seal weigh?

How much does a Northern fur seal weigh?

Male Northern fur seals can weigh 5-6 times as much as their female counterparts! A female may only gain and lose 10-20 pounds throughout the year, while adult males can gain and lose over 250 pounds in one year!

Seattle Aquarium Mourns Passing And Celebrates Life Of Northern Fur Seal, Al

Seattle Aquarium Mourns Passing And Celebrates Life Of Northern Fur Seal, Al

Staff at the Seattle Aquarium today celebrated the life of a northern fur seal named Al, a 19-year-old mammal who delighted millions of visitors during his long stay in the city. Al, who had reached old age and was in declining health, was humanely euthanized Tuesday morning.

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