Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

As part of this special week set aside to raise the profile of a sea otters, CMA will provide visitors with the chance to get an “inside look” at this endangered species. In the Kelp Forest room in the Exhibit Hall, there will be a table set up with sea otter specimens. Get inside a sea otter’s head by taking a close look at a skull and see if you notice anything unusual. There will also be a pelt on display showcasing the sea otter’s thick fur. Without blubber, sea otters rely on their fur to keep warm in cold ocean water. Sea otters have the densest fur of any mammal with close to one million hairs per square inch!

Sea Otter Awareness Week Display Schedule
Sunday, September 25, 1-3pm
Tuesday, September 27, 1-3pm
Wednesday, September 28, 1-3pm
Thursday, September 29, 1-3pm
Friday, September 30, 1-3pm
Saturday, October 1, 1-3pm

Also, visit the Exploration Center where we will have a fully articulated sea otter skeleton on display all week. Come find out what a sea otter eats! There will be lots of specimens on display.

So stop by CMA during Sea Otter Awareness Week and learn more about their insides and outsides, their important role in California’s kelp forest ecosystem, the animals they eat and other fascinating sea otter facts! Also, take time to visit CMA's library and peruse sea otter books and pick up your very own sea otter fact sheet.


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