Author Archives: otterheather

From the mouths of babes

I was cleaning up our website and came across this picture in our kids art gallery.  In light of recent events, I thought I would share it with you.  No other words are neccessary.  Thanks Natalia!

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Not so cute and cuddly?

Interesting article in a Japanese newspaper this week about an urchin fishery in Hokkaido and their local sea otter population.  Sea otters love urchin which makes them unpopular guests in those waters.  Having similar issues here on the central coast of CA, … Continue reading

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The Marine Mammal Protection Act turns 37!

Today marks the 37th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. We can all be grateful for this in some way or another. Continue reading

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Happy 25th Anniversary Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Since opening its doors in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aqaurium has made huge strides by making Cannery Row and the Monterey Peninsula a destination town for tourists, and a powerful vehicle to educate and inspire the entire world about ocean conservation. Continue reading

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Otter Teeth and Airplanes

Recent research of human and otter teeth has been used in the developement of aircraft. Continue reading

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Cartoon Contest- Vote today!

The Union of Concerned Scientists asked 12 artists to draw humorous attention to the not-so-funny issue of political interference in science. Now, they want YOU to pick the cartoon that will grace the cover of the 2010 Scientific Integrity Calendar. Continue reading

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Sea Otters vs. River Otters

Wanna know the difference between Sea otters and River otters……
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