Charlie the sea otter

Sea Otters and Sound

Special Note: The Pinniped Cognition and Sensory Systems Lab at UCSC’s LML was the first to ever conduct audiometric research with sea otters. When we think about coastal pollution, we often think of toxic chemicals, plastics, and even harmful algae—but there is also another kind of human-generated pollution that may degrade marine habitats: noise. While coastal environments […]

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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.