Sea otter eating clam

Sea Otters Love Clams

What do sea otters like to eat in the Elkhorn Slough?  Clams, and lots of ‘em!   If you’ve ever kayaked the slough at low tide, you’ve probably seen discarded clam shells all along the shoreline.  Well there’s a good reason for that.  Researchers have found that in the Elkhorn Slough, over 80% of a [...]

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Announcing the #WinaWildy Sweepstakes!

Want to experience nature in a whole new way? We’ve partnered with our friends at Wilderness Systems to give you a chance to win a Wildy Tsunami 140. It’s 14 feet of otter spotting, whale watching, coastal touring awesomeness! Want better odds of winning? We’ll give you an additional bonus entry for every one of [...]

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Otter pup nursing

Motherhood is no picnic for sea otter mums

Sea otters have voracious appetites, and for good reason. As the smallest marine mammals, they face unprecedented metabolic challenges just to stay warm, consuming a quarter of their own body mass each day. And there are times when the metabolic demands of sea otter females rocket even further. Nicole Thometz, from the University of California [...]

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Sea otter pup asleep on mom

Study Finds Sea Otter Moms Risk Own Survival to Raise Pups

A new study conducted by researchers from UC Santa Cruz, U.S. Geological Survey and the Monterey Bay Aquarium finds that sea otter moms risk their own survival to raise pups.  Just how hard do otter moms work?  The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, reveals females with 6 month old pups spend up [...]

WildforOtters

Today We’re Thrilled to Announce the Launch of seaotters.com/live

Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of seaotters.com/live, the world’s first HD live video stream of California sea otters in the wild. Today also marks the 37-year anniversary for the southern sea otter’s official listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, so it’s a very special day indeed. We’d first like [...]

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Seaotters.com is an education and outreach initiative dedicated to raising awareness about California's threatened sea otters and the role research plays in the species recovery and conservation. It's a collaboration of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, U.C. Santa Cruz, U.C. Davis, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, among others. We're #WildforOtters! Are you?