Otter 501

Otter 501

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Monterey, CA  ·  When an adventuresome young woman discovers a sea otter pup stranded on the beach and in desperate need of a second chance, an entire species survival gets pers
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501’s life was a success story amidst an at-risk population of animals with precious few answers to their problems. 501 taught her rescuers what it takes to do it right. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

501’s life was a success story amidst an at-risk population of animals with precious few answers to their problems. 501 taught her rescuers what it takes to do it right. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

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Typically SORAC monitored 501, along with the other surrogate-reared sea otters in Elkhorn Slough, about once a week. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Typically SORAC monitored 501, along with the other surrogate-reared sea otters in Elkhorn Slough, about once a week. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

On day fourteen, after two weeks spent verifying her competence in the wild, Mayer officially cleared Otter 501. She was a wild sea otter now. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

On day fourteen, after two weeks spent verifying her competence in the wild, Mayer officially cleared Otter 501. She was a wild sea otter now. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

“Primary prey were paw size or slightly larger cancer crabs, which she frequently ate two or three at a time. She ate a fair number of smaller than paw-sized shore crabs,” Mayer said. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

“Primary prey were paw size or slightly larger cancer crabs, which she frequently ate two or three at a time. She ate a fair number of smaller than paw-sized shore crabs,” Mayer said. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Many years ago, a sea otter pup was rehabilitated at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and released back into the wild. Scientists later discovered that she had about 10 pups throughout her life. She lived a long life, to the age of 15. Warning: this video has some graphic content. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Many years ago, a sea otter pup was rehabilitated at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and released back into the wild. Scientists later discovered that she had about 10 pups throughout her life. She lived a long life, to the age of 15. Warning: this video has some graphic content. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Even though biologists determined that 501 wasn’t likely to survive after her first release, 501 was not willing to come back to captivity without putting up a fight. See how 501 was recaptured. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Even though biologists determined that 501 wasn’t likely to survive after her first release, 501 was not willing to come back to captivity without putting up a fight. See how 501 was recaptured. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

“There have been probably five or six that have been in the realm of the epic Elkhorn Slough recaptures and, certainly, this was one of them,” said Mayer. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

“There have been probably five or six that have been in the realm of the epic Elkhorn Slough recaptures and, certainly, this was one of them,” said Mayer. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

The ability to capture, tag, and track sea otters is essential for scientific study. See how sea otter biologists do it. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Good indicator specie for near shore system because of high visibility. Studying sea otter allows for studying population dynamics ecology and food web dynamics

As caretakers looked on, 501 became a strong, independent female. She was ready for the wild. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

As caretakers looked on, 501 became a strong, independent female. She was ready for the wild. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

501, as she began taking cues from Toola, was developing wild ways. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

501, as she began taking cues from Toola, was developing wild ways. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

“After we pulled the pup, weighed her, and put her back in, Toola grabbed the pup and was swimming around with 501 on her chest,” recounted Mayer. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

“After we pulled the pup, weighed her, and put her back in, Toola grabbed the pup and was swimming around with 501 on her chest,” recounted Mayer. :: Otter A webStory

Toola was a very special sea otter. She was one of the Aquarium’s surrogate moms and would ultimately raise thirteen abandoned pups over her lifetime. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Toola was a very special sea otter. She was one of the Aquarium’s surrogate moms and would ultimately raise thirteen abandoned pups over her lifetime. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

At a little more than six weeks of age, 501 was moved to a bigger outdoor tank for a session in the sun – a big change for a pup who has spent little time in the elements. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

At a little more than six weeks of age, 501 was moved to a bigger outdoor tank for a session in the sun – a big change for a pup who has spent little time in the elements. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

After five days on solid food, at just over four weeks old, 501 was able to pick pieces of clam and squid from a submerged sand bucket in her ICU tank. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

After five days on solid food, at just over four weeks old, 501 was able to pick pieces of clam and squid from a submerged sand bucket in her ICU tank. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.