Watch otters frolic on our sea otter cam

Sea otters Abby, Gidget, Ivy, Kit and Rosa live at the Aquarium full-time because they’re not able to survive in the wild. Instead, they act as surrogate mothers to rescued otter pups like 696. They’re also some of our best ambassadors, helping guests learn more about sea otters and the ocean.

Spot ‘em all on our otter cam!:






Start your Monday with some mischief! Watch our Sea Otter Cam! 

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.

(Photo by sea otter aquarist Hannah Ban-Weiss)
Sea Otter Census Results Encouraging
The southern sea otter continues its climb toward recovery, according to the annual survey count released today by USGS and partners.
By Monterey Bay Aquarium

USGS just released the 2016 California sea otter census! How are our favorite sea weasels doing? Continuing toward recovery with more work to be done.