When this seal pup arrived at the New England Aquarium, he was orphaned, underweight, and blind in one eye, and his unusual mottled coat wasn’t thick enough to keep him warm. Now he’s getting healthy and adorable (you can see him playing with a toy and kicking himself in the head like an itchy dog in the video below). But he still doesn’t have a name to go with his goofy little face, and the aquarium is soliciting suggestions.


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Obviously, the folks at the aquarium feel strongly about preserving fur seals, and they’re inclined to choose a name that reflects that:

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Here’s a hint: We especially love names that include a conservation message that teaches people about protecting Northern fur seals!

Based on that guidance, I’ve already put in my suggestion: Forchrissakescanweputthehealthofanimalslikethisabovemonetarygain-
forcorporations, Jr. Got a better idea? I doubt it, but if so, you can submit it until May 29.