If you see the Monterey Bay on screen instead of our sea otter exhibit, don't worry! The otters will be back shortly, we promise.
Live Web Cam: 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time
Today's Feeding Times: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Web cam feedback
Web cam help

Support our work to inspire conservation of the ocean.
Make a donation


There's never a dull moment in our sea otter exhibit!

Our otters love to play with toys, lounge in ice buckets or just snooze. We feed ours four times a day, often putting the food in toys to stimulate the otters' natural behavior of pounding and working to get food out of shells.

Our aquarists also teach the otters behaviors, like holding a target with their paws or walking onto a scale. Training keeps our otters mentally and physically stimulated—it also makes working with the otters safer for us and less stressful for them.

Don't Miss

See Our Wondrous Wunderpus

This slender cephalopod is back on exhibit in Tentacles! In a flash, this octopus can alter its color, shape and movements to impersonate venomous species and scare off predators.

¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Now Open

It's a land and sea adventure starring rainbow-colored fishes, round-bellied iguanas and other amazing animals from Baja's desert, mangrove forests and coral reefs. Get a glimpse of Baja, by way of Monterey!

Protect the Future of the Ocean

We're working hard every day to protect the ocean and the animals that call it home. Join us by supporting our Conservation & Science programs.

Saving Sea Otters

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Program has been studying the threatened southern sea otter since 1984 with the aim of understanding threats to the population and promoting its recovery. We rescue, treat and release injured otters; raise and release stranded pups through our surrogate program; seek homes for sea otters that can't return to the wild; and conduct scientific research.

View Our Sea Otters Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.