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Beloved seal passes away at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

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A beloved harbor seal at the Oregon Coast Aquarium passed away Wednesday.

The 34-year-old seal was found unresponsive when staff arrived to work.

She was born in 1979 and moved to the aquarium when it opened in 1992. Experts say she was exceptionally old for her species, which live less than 20 years in the wild.

Staff say her bright white coat and bossy attitude made her a splash with visitors.

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