Vancouver Aquarium released seven rescued harbor seal pups last week, five of them outfitted with head-mounted transmitters. The babies are being sent back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor and prevent her child from becoming an anti-Skynet rebel.

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Vancouver Aquarium

No, wait, no. The antennas are just for tracking the seals’ movement, so aquarium vets can make sure the babies — who’ve been receiving care and rehabilitation for months — are doing OK after their release. These transmitters don’t interfere with the pups’ quality of life at all — they’re weightless in the water, and they’ll fall off by next spring when the seals molt. And the seals look so cute with their little robot hats!

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Vancouver Aquarium

And there they go! Good luck, cuddly Terminators!

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Vancouver Aquarium