Sea Otters

'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 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

The Plight of the Sea Otter

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p>Sea otters, once bountiful along the California coast, were virtually wiped out by fur traders in the 18th and 19th centuries.<p>A population estimated at as high as 20,000 fell to mere dozens.<p>Since coming under the protection of …

News (U.S.)

Video: 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 …

San Mateo County

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

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

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

Skinned sea otter found on Central California beach

Wildlife authorities are investigating a potentially illegal case after a dead sea otter was found skinned on a beach in San Luis Obispo County.<p>The sea otter was found September 26 on Arroyo de la Cruz Beach in San Simeon, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife and California Department of Fish and …

Santa Barbara County

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

Entertainment

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 …

Four Incredible Facts About Sea Otters

Otters

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

Tanu and Katmai<p>Whether they are diving, playing, splashing about, or holding paws while they sleep, sea otters are undeniably charming . . . some may …

Aquariums

KQED

On a recent Thursday, Otto skipped his $12 seafood breakfast to prepare for surgery.<p>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

Rescued sea otter moves into nursery at Vancouver Aquarium

Good things happen to cute creatures. At least that seems to be the case for Hardy, the baby sea otter rescued in June from the waters near northern …

Aquariums

The world’s cutest sea otter pup has been given an adorable name

A baby sea otter found crying off the coast of Vancouver Island has been rescued and named Hardy in a public vote.<p>The little chap was picked up by …

News (Ireland)

A rescued sea otter pup is swimming in cute at the Vancouver Aquarium

There's cute. And then there's itty-bitty baby sea otter cute.<p>A newborn baby sea otter became a resident of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal …

Lifestyle

Sea otter pup rescued near Port Hardy growing quickly, needs a name

A sea otter pup that arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium’s rescue centre last month is now growing quickly and needs a name.<p>The pup, which was …

Canadian News

The Loudest Smallest Voices Are Raising the Alarm on Climate Change

A new podcast, “Stepping Up,” highlights the stories of unlikely climate advocates<p>Most Americans understand that climate disruption is already …

Climate

Ocean life: 5 essential reads

If you’re spending this holiday weekend at the beach or headed there later this summer, take a moment to consider how many amazing life forms inhabit …

Oceans

Here Is a Tiny Sea Otter Pup to Soothe Your Troubled Soul

A round of applause for the the fine people at ABC News, who've found the only good man on earth and put him on the internet. Assuming you're a woman and you've been on the internet, you won't be at all surprised to find that the truth is he's not a man, but in fact a "tiny male sea otter pup." …

Otters

Sea otter pup found swimming alone near Vancouver Island rescued

A sea otter pup found swimming alone in open waters off northern Vancouver Island is now receiving round-the-clock care at the Vancouver Aquarium’s …

Canadian News

This video of an adorable rescued baby sea otter will make you weep

It was found swimming alone in open water off the coast of Canada.<p>A tiny sea otter pup is being cared for at an aquarium in Canada - and it is …

Otters