August 23, 2007
The public is invited to meet Troy, the Aquarium’s newest harbor seal.
August, 23, 2007—Troy, a 3 year-old-male harbor seal, made his public debut today at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Earlier this morning, Aquarium biologists released Troy into his new home, the Seal & Sea Lion Habitat. The public is invited to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific to see Troy in his new home.
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) can reach five to six feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds. Some adult harbor seals can stay underwater for as long as 28 minutes. Harbor seals are found north of the equator in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and prefer coastal waters. In the northeast Pacific, they range from Alaska to Baja California, Mexico.