"This is the first time we've ever done anything like this, a seal-FaceTime," said Weymouth Sea Life display curator, Fiona Smith. "It's worked really well. Initially, the seals were a little bit cautious of the screen, but they got more and more curious, and started nosing at it and interacting, which is lovely to see."
It's unclear if Sija and Babyface will ever have the chance to reunite in person, which, sadly, stands in contradiction to their biology. Harbor seals are known to form monogamous relationships, though zoos and marine parks are under no obligation to preserve them - still, if even in a small way, it's nice to see them try.