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.
Join us at this foodie extravaganza in Carmel-by-the-Sea and savor food and wine—all while supporting the Aquarium! You'll find Cooking for Solutions and Seafood Watch represented during the four-day GourmetFest, and part of the proceeds from the event's lavish online auction support the Aquarium.
A perpetual color machine, the flamboyant cuttlefish continually flashes an array of vibrant yellow, maroon, brown, white and red hues along its body. We're one of only a few aquariums that have ever displayed this striking species, and you can see it now in Tentacles!
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.
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Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.