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Now that our sea otters have adjusted to their new home, we’re back on a regular feeding schedule! Watch at 10:30, 1:30 or 3:30 when you visit, or via our live web cam. Tell us what you see!
We recently added some beautiful fish to our Open Sea exhibit. Can you find them on our live HD web cam? (© Charlene Boarts)
Will you be online at 11:30 or 4 pm PT? Why not take in a live feeding show on our HD web cam? Let us know what you see!
Here’s your Friday puzzler! We just added 2,300 sardines to the Open Sea exhibit. How many does that make total? Our live web cam might help you make an estimate!
What animals can you identify in our new live HD Kelp Cam? (Now including multiple views!) Let us know in the comments!
Need a little beach time? Our Monterey Bay HD web cam now includes multiple views. All that’s missing is the scent of the ocean!
Our Newest Otter Pup Gets an A-Plus on Exhibit
Imagine that you’re a 10-week-old sea otter pup on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. What do you do all day, while hundreds of happy faces press against the window?
Actually, your job is pretty simple, and consists of two main things: eat and grow.
Fortunately, it turns out that rescued otter number 572, who went on exhibit February 14, excels in both of these areas. He’s consuming shrimp, clams and squid, and now weighs almost 16 pounds. A small laceration—which we think came from a shark—is healing nicely.
Along the way, 572 has developed a great relationship with his companion, Joy, who happens to be an expert in all things otter pup. In her 13 years she’s helped raise 16 young sea otters, many of whom we have returned to the wild, where they’ve gone on to raise pups of their own. This grande dame of sea otter moms must be doing something right.
In addition to eating and growing, the young pup is doing some extracurricular work in the form of ice chewing and vigorously playing with enrichment toys like ice, Frisbees and balls. When he’s not jumping for joy, he’s jumping on Joy. The two like to wrestle and groom each other, which is a good practice for any sea otter, since well-groomed fur helps ensure it can withstand Monterey Bay’s chilly waters.
The pup will be with us for a while longer, but isn’t able to go back to the wild. He’ll find a permanent home later this year at another accredited public aquarium in the U.S.