Explore Sea Otter History in Google Voyager
The recovery of the southern sea otter is an amazing and compelling story. Thanks to the incredible and interactive Google Voyager platform, this story now comes to life in multimedia detail—and includes the Aquarium's decades of devotion to understanding and helping this threatened species recover.
"The Return of the Sea Otter" begins in Moss Landing, the heart of the southern sea otters' current range. The story then travels to the lush kelp forests off Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, the sea otter exhibit at the Aquarium and locations where our Sea Otter Program releases rescued otters back into the wild.
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Have you see Bixby yet? The newest addition to our African penguin colony rejoined the rest of her feathered friends on exhibit in Splash Zone in the fall.
You can identify Bixby by her sleek, silver-gray juvenile plumage. In about six months, she'll molt into the black-and-white plumage of an adult penguin. According to Aviculturist Kim Fukuda, Bixby loves swimming in her new home, especially with fellow penguin chicks Monty and Poppy.
Bixby hatched at the Aquarium in July. Visitors could see her on exhibit for about a month, under the attentive care of foster parents Walvis and Boulders, before we moved her behind the scenes to gain weight, molt into her juvenile plumage and learn swimming skills.
We're excited to open our new Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership in a few months. We'll welcome teachers and teens this summer, followed by students of all ages in the fall.
The Bechtel Center is our most ambitious undertaking since opening the Aquarium. Thanks to your generous donations to build the Bechtel Center and, recently, fund new and expanded education programs, we're poised to deliver the most robust suite of youth and teacher development programs of any aquarium in the nation.