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Name Those Pups

The pair of sea lion pups were presented to the media as the Miami Seaquarium is seeking the public's help via a contest in naming its new two sea lion pups - a female, and a male on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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The pair of sea lion pups were presented to the media as the Miami Seaquarium is seeking the public's help via a contest in naming its new two sea lion pups - a female, and a male on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Miami Seaquarium recently welcomed two sea lion pups — one girl and one boy — to its marine family and now the theme park is turning to the public to give them names.

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Two of the sea lion pups head for the water as the Miami Seaquarium asked the public’s help in naming its new two sea lion pups - a female, and male on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Miami Seaquarium. The female pup was born from the sea lion, “Sushi” has a choice of four names: Wassabi, Ginger, Wonton, and Sashimi. The male pup was born from the sea lion, “Wahoo” has also a choice of four names: Flash, Champ, Justify, and Thunder.

Through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 14, anyone can vote for their favorite names from a list of four for each of the pups. By voting, you get a chance to win a seal experience for two, including swimming with them.

The names choices for the girl are: Wasabi, Ginger, Won Ton and Sashimi, a tribute to the pup’s mom Sushi.

The names for the boy follow a champion theme: Thunder, Flash, Champ and Justify.

Amy Spaulding, Miami Seaquarium assistant supervisor of animal training, said the contest was a fun way for the public to get involved.

“”We want you guys . . . to come down here and help us name our babies,” she said.

To vote visit www.miamiseaquarium.com/namethepups.

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