The Sensitive Whiskers of Sea Otters

Sea Otters are Hairy Marine Mammals Sea otters are the smallest and most recent marine mammal to return to the ocean.  Only mammals possess hair and sea otters are exceptional in this aspect. The density of body hairs of sea otters is one of the highest for any mammal, up to 150,000 hairs/sq cm.  Sea […]

Living in a Sea of Sounds

Sound in many ways is the lifeblood of marine animals. It connects them, and offers them a sensory window to the surrounding world much like light does for land animals, like us. The ocean is dark, vast, and continually mixed, which favors the acoustic channel as the primary mode of communication and detecting key information […]

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