Sea otter pup encased in a single-use plastic bag.

Plastic Pollutes!

It seems like such a harmless choice, one that’s far too easy to make. You’re  driving along in your car and you get thirsty, but you’ve forgotten your trusty stainless steel water bottle. So you swing by a convenience store and buy a bottle of water. While you’re at it you get a snack.  No […]

The Land-to-Sea Link: Disease and Contaminants

Playful California sea otters inhabit a place of overlapping worlds. Their home is the coastal ocean, a zone where the land meets the sea. An otter’s daily business of eating, resting, and more eating can bring it close to shore, much to the delight of coastal sightseers. However, prime sea otter habitat near land often […]

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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.