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Marine Science Sunday: Coastline Cuteness- Sea Otters
The Marine Mammal Center

Marine Science Sunday:

Coastline Cuteness: Sea Otters

The Marine Mammal Center

Sunday, March 10, 2013 10am-5pm

FREE admission!

A harbor seal pup

Join us on the 2nd Sunday of each month for Marine Science Sunday - a FREE engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from our education experts.

Did you know that the sea otter is the furriest animal in the entire world?  The smallest marine mammal is also one of the most special with adaptations to stay warm, find food, and even use tools!  This month we celebrate the threatened species with Coastline Cuteness: Sea Otters in a fun, educational way for both kids and adults. We recommend teaming our free classroom programs at 12 pm and 2 pm with a Docent-led tour at 11am, 1pm or 3pm for a truly immersive marine mammal experience. Read on for more info... 

Program Summary


  • FREE Classroom Programs: Coastline Cuteness- Sea Otters- 12 PM and 2 PM (1 hour sessions)

    Join Adam Ratner, Visitor Programs Coordinator and animal care volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, for an interactive presentation on the amazing abilities of the threatened sea otter.  We will highlight how despite their small size, sea otters have learned to survive in the waters offf our California coast! Sessions are held in the Center's classroom at 12pm and 2pm. A great compliment to the docent-led tour!

  • Docent-led Tours* - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

    Learn fascinating facts about seals and sea lions from our education experts while seeing exhibits and patient viewing areas. (*Small fee applies, it helps our patients!).  

Book a Docent-Led Tour!


Can't make this month's Marine Science Sunday? Test your knowledge of sea otters with our short quiz
(answers at the bottom of the page - no cheating now!):

  • How many hairs does a sea otter have in one square inch of fur (about the size of a quarter)?
  • How many sea otters are in California?
  • What is a sea otters favorite food?


Extra Stuff!

Click here
for directions to The Marine Mammal Center.  

Click here for details about other Marine Science Sundays and events.

The next Marine Science Sunday is on April 14, 2013.

Questions? Please contact Adam Ratner at

Quiz Answers...

1) 1 million hairs!, 2) Only approximately 2,800, 3) They love urchins, clams, and mussels along with other shellfish did you do?

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965
United States

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