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Did you know the Aquarium has been helping save sea otters for 30 years? More than 600 have come through our sea otter program, and many have been raised by exhibit otters serving as surrogate moms. They are released to the wild or find homes at other aquariums, where they inspire millions of people to care about—and care for—sea otters.

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#SeaOtterWeek

Are sea otters slowly swimming toward recovery? We hope so! A recent census counted  2,944, a small bump from the 2013 report of 2,939. We can’t think of a better way to launch  #SeaOtterWeek! Learn more about the census, and how the  Aquarium and partners are working to save sea otters—with your help. (Jim Capwell/Divecentral.com) 

Are sea otters slowly swimming toward recovery? We hope so! A recent census counted  2,944, a small bump from the 2013 report of 2,939. We can’t think of a better way to launch  #SeaOtterWeek!

Learn more about the census, and how the  Aquarium and partners are working to save sea otters—with your help.

(Jim Capwell/Divecentral.com) 

Did you hear? We’re celebrating Otter Days this weekend! Enjoy special programs and family crafts as you learn more about sea otters and how you can help them. Plan your visit

Did you hear? We’re celebrating Otter Days this weekend! Enjoy special programs and family crafts as you learn more about sea otters and how you can help them.

Plan your visit

Whales? Check. Dolphins? Check. Seals, sea lions and otters? Triple check! Monterey Bay is still teeming with marine mammals. On Friday, staff and guests spotted eight different species from our wildlife viewing station—in 30 minutes!

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(Top photo: Dan Albro, Bottom photos: Jim Capwell/Divecentral.com)

From sea otters to sunfish—we’d love to know: What would YOU like to see more of on our Tumblr page? Won’t you take a few seconds and tell us? Happy Friday!

Rub-a-dub-dub, four otters in the tub! An ice bath may sound chilly, but sea otters have the world’s densest fur—over a million hairs per square inch. To keep their luxurious coats clean and waterproof, otters spend hours grooming! Watch the cuteness liveLearn how we’re helping save sea otters (Photo: Hannah Ban-Weiss)

Rub-a-dub-dub, four otters in the tub! An ice bath may sound chilly, but sea otters have the world’s densest fur—over a million hairs per square inch. To keep their luxurious coats clean and waterproof, otters spend hours grooming!

Watch the cuteness live

Learn how we’re helping save sea otters

 (Photo: Hannah Ban-Weiss)

Love sea otters? They’re cute, furry and among the most charismatic creatures in the wild. We’re working hard to help save them! They’re also in the spotlight as we celebrate Otter Days Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21. Learn more

Love sea otters? They’re cute, furry and among the most charismatic creatures in the wild. We’re working hard to help save them! They’re also in the spotlight as we celebrate Otter Days Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21.

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You otter been there for Gidget’s sixth birthday party! We celebrated with—what else? An ice cake! Gidget was found stranded on Morro Strand State Beach in San Luis Obispo in 2008 as a 10-week-old, and was reared behind the scenes.

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And happy #LaborDay!

It’s a sea otter celebration! Thanks to you, the California State Sea Otter Fund met its target this year, and will be on tax forms again in 2015. Kudos for checking the box in support of sea otter research on your California State tax form!Learn more  (Jim Capwell/www.divecentral.com)

It’s a sea otter celebration! Thanks to you, the California State Sea Otter Fund met its target this year, and will be on tax forms again in 2015. Kudos for checking the box in support of sea otter research on your California State tax form!

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 (Jim Capwell/www.divecentral.com)

Have you seen the amazing wildlife on the bay this season? We’re here to help! We recently upgraded our otter spotter station. A  ”scoreboard” keeps track of all the species seen that day—from sea otters to harbor seals, sea lions, whales and dolphins. Using our high-powered binoculars, it’s not unusual to spot over a dozen species of seabirds in a day! Expert interpreters are there to answer questions and add stories about the animals. It’s all about taking advantage of the Aquarium’s greatest asset—Monterey Bay itself! 

Want to watch from afar? Check out our live web cam


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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
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