Sea Otters

Tillicum the Sea Otter to Bee Bop the Beluga: The argument for a Vancouver city mascot

Vancouver can sometimes be a 'cold and heartless place,' but one former council candidate thinks he has the answer<p>Could a cute fuzzy mascot help …

Otters

Easy like Sunday morning

1. Today is the birthday of Jamshedpur-born British naturalist Gerald Durrell, who had a single goal: to care for and save from extinction as many …

Giant Pandas

Photo: The importance of sea otters

<b>Our photo of the day reveals a mom and her pup hard at work being sea otters.</b><p>Sure, they float and frolic, sun and swim ... but all the while, sweet …

Sustainability

Sea otter pup found with shark bites is now recovering in Monterey

A sea otter pup is recovering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium after he was found stranded Dec. 14 on a Carmel Beach with bite marks from a shark.<p>The pup is in the intensive care area of the aquarium and is eating solid food, according to an aquarium press release. If he continues to get better he'll …

Taboola

Orphaned sea otter recently brought to Oregon Zoo finally gets a name

A 2-month-old sea otter who was just brought to the Oregon Zoo after being orphaned along the California coast finally has a name!<p>The pup has been …

Portland, OR

Oregon Zoo’s new sea otter pup gets name

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>The Oregon Zoo’s newest resident is now no longer known by just a three-digit number.<p>The zoo announced Monday that a sea otter …

Oregon

Orphaned sea otter pup prepping for Oregon Zoo debut

Pamplin Media Group - PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) --- The public should get its first look in January at the Oregon Zoo's new sea otter pup who …

Portland, OR

Sea Otter Pup Rescued Off California Coast

Zoo officials described the pup as a boisterous two-month-old.<p>CALIFORNIA -- A sea otter pup that was rescued off the California coast made its way to …

Los Angeles

Rescued Sea Otter Baby Joins Oregon Zoo Family

The sea otter was rescued off the California coast in October.<p>PORTLAND, OR -- A sea otter pup that was rescued off the California coast made its way …

Portland, OR

'Senseless cruelty': Otter that was rescued, returned to sea found shot to death

A sea otter that was rescued and rehabilitated in California by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and The Marine Mammal Center has been shot to death.<p>The …

Oceans

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of protected sea otter

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — California authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a protected southern sea otter that had been rescued and …

Oceans

Authorities probe fatal shooting of sea otter rescued by Monterey Bay Aquarium last year

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — California authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a protected southern sea otter that had been rescued and returned to the ocean last year, officials said Tuesday.<p>The dead otter was found floating in Morro Bay in September and a necropsy determined it was …

Oceans

How woolly sweaters are made

It’s time for the sheep to take off her woolly coat, so we can wash it, card it, spin it, knit it, and wear it!Enjoy this excellent video from The …

Tweed

Robust jaws and crushing bites allow sea otters to specialize their diets

A sea otter's survival depends on their ability to catch and eat prey. Unlike most marine mammals, sea otters lack a thick layer of blubber to …

Oceans

Sea Otter Released from Rehab in Half Moon Bay

HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) — After spending a month undergoing rehabilitation at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, a sea otter named Yankee Doodle …

Otters

Skinned sea otter carcass found on California beach

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — The skinned carcass of a sea otter was found on a California beach, and investigators are trying to determine how it died and who took the pelt.<p>Federal and state wildlife officials said in a statement Wednesday that the young-adult female Southern sea otter was found on a …

Otters

Endangered Sea Otter Found Skinned On Central CA Beach

Officials are looking into who may have been behind the gruesome skinning of a sea otter in San Luis Obispo County.<p>SFGate reports that late last …

Santa Barbara County

You otter know!

There are 13 species of otters in the world, with 12 of those species requiring access to freshwater and only one species residing in the ocean. Many …

Otters

How to Give Dead Animals a Second Life: The Art of Skeleton Articulation

Mike deRoos and Michi Main build beautiful models from the remains of Pacific sea creatures<p>Comment on this Story

Dinosaurs

Shedd sends staff to care for sea otter pup in Alaska

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium sent its Animal Response Team to care for a stranded sea otter pup in Alaska.<p>Shedd officials said the pup was found on Sept. …

Animals

We Dare You to Look at These Sea Otters Without Screaming at the Top of Your Lungs

Put your hands in the air if you’re sea otter aware!<p>Friends, otters, fans-of-Housewives: We are pleased to announce it is #SeaOtterAwarenessWeek. If …

Bravo TV

These Adorable Otters Want You to Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week

For all the sea otter fans out there (and we know there are a lot of you), we have good news: it’s Sea Otter Awareness Week! And we’re here to tell …

Oceans

12 Facts about Otters for Sea Otter Awareness Week

Otters are some of the most adorable aquatic animals. Their charming features are unparalleled, from their expressions to their use of tools.<p>Held …

Nature

Four Incredible Facts About Sea Otters

Otters

You Otter Know that Saturday Kicks Off Otter Awareness Week at Vancouver Aquarium

Tanu and KatmaiWhether they are diving, playing, splashing about, or holding paws while they sleep, sea otters are undeniably charming . . . some may …

Aquariums

In Bay Area, Even Sea Otters Have Wearable Med

On a recent Thursday, Otto skipped his $12 seafood breakfast to prepare for surgery.The 8-year-old southern sea otter was poisoned by exposure to …

Oceans

New Study Looks to Investigate the Potential Reintroduction of Sea Otters to Oregon - Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Laboratory

<b>By Dominique Kone, Masters Student in Marine Resource Management</b><p>As I begin a new chapter as a grad student in the Marine Resource Management program …

Oceans

Sea otters may be victims of toxin that crippled crab industry

Two California sea otters are being treated at a Bay Area rescue center for brain lesions apparently caused by the same neurotoxin that closed down the Dungeness crab fishery two years ago and killed hundreds of other sea creatures, officials said.<p>Veterinarians at the Marine Mammal Center in the …

News

Otter Tupperware party we threw reveals how animals copy each other to learn

Sea otters don’t just make good subjects for photos to share on social media. They’re also very smart. For example, unlike most animals, they make …

Animals

Rare sea otter spotted off Dana Point

DANA POINT At first it was just a quick glimpse from the corner of Capt. Chris Pica’s eye.<p>Pica, captain of the Reel Fun, a boat operated by Dana …

Oceans