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California Sea Otters

Sea Otter Awareness Week: Seeing Healthy Otters at Shedd Aquarium

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

When you hear or read the term "marine mammal," chances are you think immediately of a sleek dolphin, or a graceful whale. But not all marine mammals are of the hairless variety. Sea otters, like the five we have here at Shedd Aquarium in fact, set the record for hairiness! Sea otters have more hairs per square inch on their body surface than any other known animal.

Sea Otters Restoring the Balance: 5 Question for Dr. Brent Hughes

Tim Ward | Posted 04.04.2017 | Green
Tim Ward

In Star Wars, The galaxy desperately needs heroes who can restore balance to the Force - from Luke Skywalker to the new heroine, Rey, in Episode VII. ...

LOOK: Orphan Otter Pups Get New Home, Have Best Day Ever

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

Two sea otter pups found stranded on California beaches this past winter are settling into their new digs in Oregon this week, and by the looks of thi...

Cute, Clever, Connected: Otter 501 Movie is Redefining "Revolutionary"

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Cute, clever and connected: Otter 501 is the latest film from Mark Shelley, executive producer/director of photography; Bob Talbot, director and Sea Studios Foundation.

Otter 501: More Than the Cutest Thing Ever

Deborah Stambler | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green
Deborah Stambler

When I showed my daughters the trailer for the film Otter 501, I knew exactly what I was going to hear. I call it the puppy voice.