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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Seattle Aquarium's new seal habitat

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

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