A day in the life of an otter tracker

What does an otter have to do to get service around here?

What does an otter have to do to get service around here?

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Notes blog has a great two part entry about otter tracking, “A Big Day for Otter 451”  featuring, of course, otter 451, a recently released rehabbed pup. It features some great pictures of 451 and an entertaining narrative about the ups and downs of otter tracking–which apparently entails long stretches of fruitless scanning peppered with flurries of activity!

According to the post, otters tend to do better after they have been released a second time, needing at least one trial run, in which they no doubt discover that foraging in the wild is MUCH more difficult than having your food delivered. A lesson we all must learn. Be sure to check out part two of the article too.

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About Allison

I am the new Executive Director of The Otter Project in Monterey, California! Originally from the Bay Area, I went to school in San Diego, and came back north to Monterey for graduate school, where I found my calling: saving sea otters! Working for The Otter Project combines my passion for environmental policy with my love of animals. When not advocating for sea otters, I enjoy yoga, volunteer wildlife rehab, reading, and spending time with my cat Alyssa, who, for the record, I did not name. I have been with The Otter Project since November of 2007.
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