Sea Otter Gives Birth to Twins at Point Lobos

Once the news broke that a female sea otter gave birth to twins last week, we headed down the coast to Point Lobos to see if we could spot the trio. By the time we had arrived, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research & Conservation (SORAC) team had already rescued one of the pups, as the chance of survival of twins is extremely low. Otter pup 696 as the rescued pup is now known, is receiving around-the-clock care at MBA and as you can see, mom and her other little cutie are doing just fine.

For more on the rescue and more pics, check out: http://montereybayaquarium.tumblr.com/post/112617067463/otter-twins-this-guest-blog-was-written-by

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Related links:

Study Finds Sea Otter Moms Risk Own Survival to Raise Pups

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Sea Otter Gives Birth To Twins In Morro Bay, California

 

 

 

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