Morro Bay twin sea otters

Sea Otter Gives Birth To Twins In Morro Bay, California

Last weekend a sea otter gave birth to twins in Morro Bay, CA.  Researchers are aware of only a small number of sea otter pregnancies which have resulted in the birth of more than one pup so this is an extremely rare occurrence.  Knowing that the demands of raising two pups are too great for any […]

Homer the sea otter

Homer, believed to be last sea otter survivor of Exxon Valdez oil spill, dies at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Very sad news to report.  Homer, the last remaining sea otter known to have survived the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, has died at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.  “The entire Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium family is saddened by the passing of Homer. She was much loved at the zoo and in the […]

Charlie the sea otter

Lecture & LIVE Stream: Exploring the Sensory Biology of Sea Otters Through Cooperative Research

DON’T MISS this lecture and LIVE web stream!!!  It’s definitely going to be one of the coolest talks of the year at Aquarium of the Pacific.  Be sure to tune into the live stream if you can’t make it to Long Beach, CA.  There will also be a Q&A session at the end via Twitter (@AquariumPacific). […]

Boat strikes kill sea otters

Slow it Down! Boat Strikes Kill Sea Otters.

Anthropogenic (human-caused) sources of sea otter mortality include gun shots, entanglement, entrapment, and boat strikes.  Although these causes of mortality are relatively uncommon, this category is the most preventable source of sea otter deaths in California. Of these human-caused sources of mortality, boat strike is likely the most unintentional and unnoticed, but is easily avoidable […]

Team OCEAN in the MBNMS - sea otters

Team OCEAN and Kayaking in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Since 2000 the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Team OCEAN Program has put trained, knowledgeable naturalists out on the water in sanctuary kayaks, to greet and interact with fellow day kayakers. The naturalists serve as docents for the marine sanctuary, promote respectful wildlife viewing, and protect marine mammals from disturbance. A large percentage of ocean […]

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About is 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. is also home of the world's first HD live stream of southern sea otters in the wild.