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After more than seven months of care, Pico graduated on Valentine's Day and made a new life for himself in the wild.
Pico Goes Home
February 1989Pico, a stranded sea otter pup, returns to the wild after 7-1/2 months of rehabilitation by the Sea Otter Research and Conservation (SORAC) Program. Wearing an implanted radio transmitter, Pico first heads south toward Point Lobos and then north 20 miles across the bay to Davenport, where juvenile males commonly live. When last seen, Pico appears to be thriving. He is the first orphaned pup to be successfully released from the Aquarium.