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Two Alaskan sea otter pups rescued after the Exxon Valdez oil spill are brought to the Aquarium to be raised.
SORAC to the Rescue
April 1989Aquarium sea otter staff go to Alaska to help in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and two sea otter pups are brought to the Aquarium. In August, after being cared for by Aquarium staff and volunteers, they find a permanent home at the Vancouver Aquariumone success story in the battle to save Alaskan otters from the disastrous effects of the oil spill.