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Oregon Coast Aquarium seeks names for new sea lions
Newport

By Larry Bingham for The Oregonian

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 Are you one of those folks with a knack for noodling names? Well then, here's your chance to tout your talent and christen the two newest critters at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Here's what you'll need to know: they're young and female, sleek and slippery, and destined to become members of a harem belonging to a certain very popular male named Max.

Oh, and they're sea lions.

The pair arrived at the Oregon Coast Aquarium earlier this month. Both are blind in one eye, due to an injury in one and a cataract in the other. That means they'd have a hard time fishing in the wild so the Aquarium won permission from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make the 9-month-olds permanent residents.

They're in quarantine now, and will make their public debut on May 3 and when they do, they'll need names.

Have some ideas? Pick up an entry form in the Aquarium lobby or submit your ideas by e-mail to: social@aquarium.org. The names will be chosen and announced on April 3. Winning entries will receive Aquarium gift baskets.

So come on, start thinking, Max needs a name for his new girls.

 

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational attraction dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. For more information, visit the Aquarium’s Web site at www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.

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