Join us in kicking off the beginning of Sea Otter Awareness Week at The Marine Mammal Center!
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 our Sea Otter Spectacular 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...
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!).
Can't make this month's event? Test your knowledge
of marine mammals 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?
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