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Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium Seal Predicts Future In New Samsung Ad

The new Samsung Galaxy ad featuring Orange the seal from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.
The new Samsung Galaxy ad featuring Orange the seal from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. Video Credit: samsungeditorse
Orange the harbor seal from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is featured in a new ad for the Samsung Galaxy.
Orange the harbor seal from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is featured in a new ad for the Samsung Galaxy. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Maritime Aquarium's seal Orange is continuing her habit of predicting the future in a new advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy.

Orange is featured in a new online ad for Samsung that is part of its series "Predicting the Next."

Orange, a North Atlantic Harbor Seal, was chosen after Samsung discovered the Maritime Aquarium's seals have a habit of trying to predict Super Bowl winners . In addition to Orange, the ad also stars aquarists Vicki Sawyer and Ellen Riker, and aquarium publicist Dave Sigworth. The ad runs a little less than three minutes and details the life of Orange, who was born in 1982 and was found stranded as a pup.

"It’s a terrifying thing to be a seal pup and to not have your mom anymore. Somehow she found the inner strength to pick herself up on her flippers and survive," Sigworth said in the ad.

The ad also covers her history of predictions, including food in the cafeteria and movie award winners.

"It's good for business, people like to come see her and you see people holding up index cards up to the glass trying to ask her questions and trying to get tips about things and she helps them out as much as she can," he said.

Orange is then shown putting her clairvoyant abilities to use, as Sawyer and Riker throw various technical specs of the new Galaxy phone into Orange's tank and have her predict which features the phone will have. Among those she picked are "fast charging" and "camera with 10 MP, front, 1 MP back."

The ad ends with the declaration "Prediction time is over. Next is now."

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