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Aquarium of Niagara harbor seals take a vacation

by jmaloni


Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am

Starting today, the Aquarium of Niagara will begin a series of capital improvements on its 30-year-old outdoor harbor seal exhibit, "Rescue Harbor." The project is budgeted at $150,000, and will include enhancements to filtration, beach space, and animal access areas. These capital improvements will provide optimal water quality conditions, increased access for animals and staff, and will promote conservation through decreased frequency of water changes and better management of resources.

The Aquarium of Niagara takes a firm stance on its commitment to education and conservation in all areas of operation. This commitment is reflected in the development of naturalistic exhibits and improved life support systems that far exceed minimum industry standards. The completion of this project, anticipated at the end of November, will serve as a milestone in a series of capital improvements coming to the 48-year-old facility. While under construction, the Aquarium of Niagara's resident harbor seals will be housed in an on-site facility that is designed for the care of marine mammals.

The Aquarium of Niagara will be open seven days a week (from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) while undergoing renovations to the outdoor harbor seal exhibit. For more information, visit www.aquariumofniagara.org, call 716-285-3575 or email [email protected].

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