Sea Otter Awareness Week!

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Discover the critical role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during the Seymour Center’s virtual Sea Otter Awareness Week. Special at-home activities, lectures, interviews with scientists, and crafts will highlight sea otters’ natural history, reveal conservation issues facing these marine mammals, and so much more. Virtual Sea Otter Awareness Week is September 20-26, 2020.

Sea Otter Science

Science Sunday: Sharing Space with Sea Otters
Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1:30 PM PDT

Join the Seymour Center online on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 1:30 PM PDT to learn more about sea otter biology and conservation from Gena Bentall, founder and chief scientist at Sea Otter Savvy. For more information and to register in advance for the webinar (required), please visit their Science Sunday page.


Counting Sea Otters: In the Field During the Sea Otter Census
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT

Watch a LIVE 20-minute conversation highlighting the sea otter census with Joe Tomoleoni, biologist and southwest region dive safety officer with the US Geological Survey, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 11:00 AM PDT. Understand why a sea otter census is important, what it’s like in the field during a census, and the implications the census reveals on sea otter population recovery and conservation.

Live Link Here! 


Labside Chats
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT

Tune in for an exclusive Sea Otter Awareness Week Labside Chat to explore how sea otters navigate the underwater world. Join them as they talk with Sarah McKay Strobel, Ph.D., from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz, on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 11:00 AM PDT.

Labside Chat Live Link Here! 

Sea Otter Crafts

How Do Sea Otters Keep Warm?
LIVE At-Home DIY Experiment
Friday, September 25, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT

Follow along with this LIVE at-home DIY experiment on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 11:00 AM PDT to discover how sea otters keep warm in chilly ocean waters and the associated challenges. Watch to learn why sea otters are unique, and how their insulation method compares with other mammals such as seals, sea lions, and humans—then try the experiment out for yourself!

To prepare for this experiment you will need:

  • a large bowl filled with ice and water
  • five freezer Ziploc bags (quart-size or larger)
  • Crisco or shortening (sticks preferred)
  • bubble wrap
  • duct tape
  • hand towel

Live Link Here! 


Color a Sea Otter

Color a diving sea otter that lives in a kelp forest—like you would find in the Monterey Bay just outside of the Seymour Center!

Sea Otter Coloring Page – PDF (available during Sea Otter Awareness Week)

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Comments (5)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We love sea otters, and whenever we are in Monterey, we stop at the Aquarium and see the show.  A

Sep 18, 2020 01:18 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Pete: nice to see the education continue. 

Sep 18, 2020 06:17 PM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Virtual Sea Awareness is a great way to explore the Otter and its everyday activities.

Sep 19, 2020 02:03 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love all animals and I have a special place for Sea Otters, always loved watching them when visiting norther California, Endre

Oct 12, 2020 01:19 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I can remember visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium as being able to see sea otters swimming and floating out in the Bay from the terrace of the Aquarium.

Nov 21, 2020 10:51 AM