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Meet marine biologist Karl Mayer, the animal care coordinator for the Sea Otter Research and Conservation program (SORAC) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who had a very important role in the care of Otter 501. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

This mother sea otter has to supply enough milk to the pup. Mom has to eat for two. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

What do YOU think about Otter 501: A webStory? Let us know by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM!

Otter 501 drinks her formula from a bottle. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Learn some cool otter facts by checking out Otter 501: A webStory. Then, let us know what you think 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.

This pup was the 501st live-stranded sea otter to enter the SORAC program since its inception in 1984. She was now officially called 501. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Each time 501 came out of the water, the handlers carefully toweled her dry and then groomed her with a hairbrush, simulating what a mother would do in 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.

Meet Katie Pofahl, costar of the film Otter 501, and the host of many of the videos you’ll see on Otter 501: A webStory. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.

Sea otter biologists don’t all do the same job. Colleen Young, a sea otter biologist with the California Department of Fish & Game, explains what her job is, working to uncover the causes of sea otter deaths. 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.