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The Real Animals (and Fish!) of Finding Dory

Finding Dory came out until June 17, 2016. The following was a sneak preview with some corrections now that the movie is out. Dory is back! Her Mom’s name is Jenny and her Dad’s name is Charlie. She is a … Continue reading

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10 More Amazing Facts About Sea Otters

1. Sea Otters, under the (United States) Endangered Species Act of 1977, are considered “threatened with extinction.” Sea otters technically are not an endangered species. 2. Sea Otters can dive up to 5 minutes, and average 60 feet deep (but … Continue reading

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My Unforgettable Moment with Mae, the Sea Otter Surrogate Mom from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

I am very sad to hear of the passing of Mae on November 17, 2012. Mae was one of southern sea otters in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Exhibit. I first met Mae 11 years ago when she was … Continue reading

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How Sea Otters Fight Global Warming

The simple answer is that sea otters are a keystone species that eat the sea urchins who graze on kelp. The kelp then flourishes and sequesters (sucks up) carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So sea otters indirectly fight global warming. … Continue reading

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10 Amazing Facts About Sea Otters

Here are 10 Amazing Facts About Sea Otters: 1. Sea Otters are one of the few animals that use tools. They mainly use rocks, but have been seen using glass soda bottles and cement blocks. 2. Newborn pups cannot sink … Continue reading

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Olive the Oiled Sea Otter

Olive the Oiled Sea Otter Sung to the lyrics of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Olive the oiled sea otter, was rescued from Santa Cruz. She was picked up with care, for she had everything to lose. She was given a … Continue reading

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Farewell to Joy and Toola, Surrogate Sea Otter Moms Extraordinaire at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

I am sad to hear of the passing of one of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sea otter surrogate moms, Joy. It is also a sad day for the Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program (SORAC) because they have lost their … Continue reading

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