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  • species
  • Commander will soon meet Ursula, a 16-year-old female northern fur seal, one of the species' last reproductively viable females in an American zoo or aquarium. (businesswire.com)
  • Sustaining a population of northern fur seals in high profile facilities like the Seattle Aquarium and the New England Aquarium allows visitors to learn more about this amazing species, and creates the human/animal bond necessary to inspire conservation," said Traci Belting, curator of mammals and birds at the Seattle Aquarium. (businesswire.com)
  • Northern fur seals, which have some of the thickest fur of any animal in the world, were once hunted for their pelts, but are now protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as a depleted species. (businesswire.com)
  • Phocine distemper virus (PDV) has caused 2 epidemics in harbor seals in the Atlantic Ocean but had never been identified in any Pacific Ocean species. (cdc.gov)
  • Distribution of Arctic and sub-Arctic pinnipeds in relation to Arctic ice coverage representing a unique area where distribution ranges of multiple seal species overlap ( 7 , 8 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Marine
  • PDV has also been associated with seal deaths on the eastern coast of the United States and Canada, which shows the persistent threat of this virus to Atlantic marine mammal populations ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • population
  • The number of northern fur seals in U.S. aquariums has dwindled to just nine, and the rendezvous, just in time for Valentine's Day, is part of a breeding collaboration between the Seattle Aquarium and the New England Aquarium designed to increase the population. (businesswire.com)
  • year
  • BUSINESS WIRE )--A couple of special northern fur seals will have an unforgettable Valentine's Day this year with a little help from FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX). (businesswire.com)