Southernseaotter

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Southernseaotter Photos on Instagram

6 hours ago

From the archives… gorgeous southern sea otter. photo: Elaine Miller Bond⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣#seaotter #southernseaotter #otter #mosslandingca #mosslandingstatebeach #marinemammal

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6 days ago

Our favorite otter, “Smashy”! #morrobay #otter #seaotter #southernseaotter #californiaseaotter

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8 days ago

The whales were out and about today. We had at least 8 different animals cruising around the bay with the Sea Spirit. We also had 4 massive Mola Molas or Pacific Sunfish, a large pod of Harbor Porpoise, California Sea Lions and Southern Sea Otters. We have trips going out daily. Book your trip now by calling (831) 336-2244 or go to our website www.seaspiritsantacruz.com. . . . . . . #whalewatching #whales #humpbackwhales #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #whaletail #whaleseason #whalewatch #whalelover #pacificsunfish #sunfish #molamola #seaotters #southernseaotter #ecotour #ecotourism #boattour #boatcharter #montereybay #santacruz #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #summertime #funinthesun

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12 days ago

Highlights from our visit to the #montereybayaquarium yesterday. Saw several wild otters later, too, but they didn’t photograph as well. #otter #southernseaotter #sardines #batray #brittlestar #hammerhead #octopus #reefsquid #gardeneel

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14 days ago

Naptime for the Jetty Road Boys, aka the raft of bachelor male otters that can always reliably be found at the end of Jetty Road. Come at different times of the day to observe them feeding, playing, grooming, and snoozing. This photo was taken from high above, in the parking lot area. The second photo shows a wider, more scenic view of the area. . . . . . #seaotters #seaotter #otter #mosslanding #elkhornslough   #seaweasel #otterlyadorable #otterlife #respectthenap #wildlifephotography #kelpgrizzly #montereybay #centralcalifornia #californiaadventure #visitcalifornia #seemonterey #ottersofinstagram #respectwildlife #ottergram #seaottersofinstagram #monterey #wildlifephoto #travelcalifornia #seaotterlove #southernseaotter #marinemammals #marinemammal #californialove #seaottersavvy #superheroesofthekelpforest

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19 days ago

Look at this boss! This otter was obsessed with Vince and followed him around for hours in the kelp bed. @vincentshayphotography is posting a local sea otter photo everyday this month. @theotterlofts #30daysofotters #southernseaotter

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26 days ago

I solemnly swear this otter is up to no good // one cute hairy otter to get you through your Monday ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ #seaotter #cutenesslevel100 #southernseaotter #hairyotter #noseboop #uptonogood #cutestanimal #marinemammaltrainer #animalcare #marinemammalmonday #happymonday

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1 month ago

Sea otters at the Steller Cove exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. The younger fellow on the right is Lincoln he is a male southern sea otter. He was born in October of 2017, and was stranded along the California coast when he was less than 2 weeks old. Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program rescued him. Because he wasn't able to be paired with a surrogate mom at the Aquarium, he came to the Oregon Zoo in December of 2017. Sea otters, once abundant along the Oregon coast, were hunted to extinction here in the early 1900s and have not established permanent residence in the state for more than a century. A few visiting otters have been sighted in recent years, notably in Depoe Bay in 2009. Though currently protected from hunting by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973, they continue to be threatened by oil spills, fishing nets and infectious diseases.

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1 month ago

Happy #WorldOtterDay ! Sea otters like Schuster are incredible animals that have a huge impact on the ecosystems they’re a part of. By preying on animals that graze on kelp (like sea urchins), sea otters help kelp forests thrive; and this in turn provides a plethora of fish and invertebrate species with safe habitat to live and reproduce. * * * 12 of the 13 species of otter around the world are listed as vulnerable, near threatened, or endangered due to illegal fur trading, habitat destruction, and reduction in food availability. You can help protect otters by reducing your use of single-use plastics, picking up after your pets, buying sustainably sourced seafood, and reducing your oil/gas consumption. Supporting your local zoo or aquarium is also a great step! * * * * #worldotterday #worldotterday2019 #seaotter #southernseaotter #keystonespecies #trophiccascades #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #oregoncoastaquarium #cuteanimals #marinemammals #marinelife #kelpforests #zoosandaquariums #zoosandaquariumsmakeadifference

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1 month ago

Happy #WorldOtterDay 💙😊

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1 month ago

World Otter Day #southernseaotter #momandpup #worldotterday

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1 month ago

Some otterly cuteness for biodiversity day!🐾❤️ Sea otters are the textbook example of a “keystone” species and have a considerable impact on the structure and complexity of their nearshore ecological community. Sea otters increase biodiversity and primary productivity of the nearshore environment by controlling populations of grazers, sea urchins in particular, which feed on kelp. - #southernseaotter #seaotter #enhydralutris #monterey #mosslanding #wildgeography #wildplanet #wildlifeplanet #wildgeography #wildlifewatching #wildlifeonearth #world_bestanimal #animalonplanet #animallovers #animallife #discoverwildlife #natgeo #natgeowild #natgeotravel #bbcwildlife #bbcearth #endextinction #endangeredspecies #kameraexpress #zoomnl #sonyalpha #sonyalphagallery #sonyalphaphotography #alpharoamers

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1 month ago

⁣ Southern Sea Otter after snacking on mussels. Sea Otters are fun to watch, twisting and turning in the water, grooming to stay clean to help keep warm in the cold (for me!) waters of Monterey Bay. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #southernseaotter #seaotter #otter #mosslanding #mammal #marinemammal #wildlife #animals #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #california #nikon #nikond850 #nikonnofilter #animal_captures #animals_in_world #animal_fanatics #animalelite #animal_sultans #wildlifephoto #wildlifelovers #bbcearth #wildlifeonearth #natgeowild #natgeohub #natgeowildlife #natgeopix #wildlifeperfection #natgeo100contest

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2 months ago

Because everyone needs to see a mom and baby sea otter, with all its fuzziness, to brighten your day... #seaotters #southernseaotter #southernseaotters #lookatthatface #seaotterpup #cantresist

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2 months ago

It’s #EndangeredSpeciesDay and did you know that Sea Otters are keystone species? That means they are a necessary part of the kelp forest habitat. They maintain the Sea Urchin population which in turn allows kelp to grow freely. We can help protect these wonderful animals by spreading knowledge about their importance and by supporting like-minded organizations 🌎💙#StopExtinction

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2 months ago

The other marine mammal I saw yesterday (in addition to the California Sea Lions and Pacific Harbour Seals) were these Southern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). They're probably the most beloved marine mammal and certainly one of the strangest. The big male resting on the beach had to be close to the weight limit of his species, and absolute UNIT of an otter. #southernseaotter #seaotter #otter #ottersofinstagram #montereybay #wildlifephotography #anthrozoologyinterests

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2 months ago

Southern Sea otter would be extinct if we did not act!!! photos by @oceana #arareplanet #otter #otters #ottersofinstagram #otterlovers #southernseaotter #southern #cute #extinction #extinct

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2 months ago

Can’t get enough of my cute sea otter friends! Check out my sea otter stories to see why I not only love them, but also want to help them. #seaotters #southernseaotter @seaottersavvy @friendsseaotters @seaotterchannel @seaottercam

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2 months ago

Your Monday morning cuteness is brought to you today by this adorable little sea otter! . . . #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #otter #seaotter #southernseaotter #endangeredspecies #conservation #esa #mammal #marinemammal #marinemammalmonday

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2 months ago

Lil babeee 😍😍😍 Southern sea otter, Elkhorn Slough, CA . . . #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #marinemammals #otter #seaotter #southernseaotter #baby #cute

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3 months ago

#utter #southernseaotter

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3 months ago

Made it to Morro Bay, we have a great view from our room at #esteroinn and we took a nice slow walk to the rock. Some lovely pictures of the otters lazing in the sun and a playful squirrel perfectly happy by the water’s edge 17th April 2019 part 2 #morrobay #california #morrorock #sunset #southernseaotter #squirrel

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3 months ago

How's about an otter to start the weekend? The aquarium at Monterey Bay rescues orphaned and injured otters, and where possible they release them back into the bay when they are good and ready to face the outside world. You can watch these otters being fed or playing with toys, or step out on the deck and look for rafts of otters holding hands on the surface of the nearby kelp forests. I caught this guy crunching on an ice cube, but it looks more like he's forgotten something. Check the website for more otter related stuff, including the otter cam! . . . #montereybayaquarium @montereybayaquarium #canneryrow #montereybay #monterey #california #otter #ottersofinstagram #seaotter #southernseaotter #wildlife #animals #strikeapose #crunchingicecubes #forgetful #doh #cute #whodoesntloveanotter #sharkbitesurvivor #roadtrip #travelphotography #travel

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3 months ago

Quick stop by the aquarium to see the Sea Otters #montereybayaquarium #southernseaotter #monterey #california

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3 months ago

Ridiculously cute Sea Otter alert! #southernseaotter #montereybayaquarium #keystonespecies #oceanhealth

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4 months ago

By far the most adorable Southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) pup I've had the privilege of viewing. It's rare to see them on land other than places they feel very comfortable but this beach covered with seals is often a haul out site. With appendages more suited for the marine environment, sea otters can be quite awkward on land. The steep beach created by full moon spring tides encouraged this pup to playfully roll into the water with mama shortly behind. Images produced with an 80mm spotting scope with 20×60 zoom to assure the animals did not change their behaviour due to my presence. Happy equinox everyone :)

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4 months ago

We're just gonna assume everyone likes pictures of otters stuffing their faces as much as we do 😂 Let us know your favorite posts to see in the comments! 📷 Bill Hunnewell #NomNomNom #TMMC #SouthernSeaOtter #AnimalRescue "

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4 months ago

Monday’s Moment of Zen, brought to you by the Southern Sea Otters of Morro Bay. #morrobay #morrobayca #momentofzen #mondaysmomentofzen #seaotter #seaotters #southernseaotters #southernseaotter #getoutside #floating #nikoncoolpixb700 #relax

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4 months ago

Making use of our Monterey Bay Aquarium membership #seaottertime #southernseaotter #montereybayaquarium

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4 months ago

When my day seems to go off the rails, my husband sends pics such as these to brighten my day... #southernseaotter #lookatthatface #suckerforseaotters

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4 months ago

“I’M FEELIN TWENTY-TWO” happy birthday Charlie 💙 not only are you the oldest southern sea otter under human care, you’re probably the sweetest. love you to the moon and back old man 😘 . . . #happybirthday #aophusb #feelintwentytwo #southernseaotter #animalsofinstagram #seaotter #kelpweasel #sweetboy #endangeredspecies #protectwhatyoulove #ottersofinstagram #protecttheocean

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4 months ago

Happy 22nd Birthday to the sea otter love of my life Charlie! 💙😊@aquariumpacific #AOPotters

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4 months ago

Most humans think it's rude to chew with your mouth open. Most sea otters do not care 😋🍤 #TMMC #SouthernSeaOtter #AnimalRescue #LookAtThatBELLY #ThursdayThoughts

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4 months ago

Field trip to my favorite place with my Marine Biology class. #southernseaotter , the wonderful Wits, getting cleaned by #cleanershrimp , getting food the way sea otters do 😂, seniors🎓, #belugawhales #artiosacademies #artiossugarhill

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5 months ago

Volunteering at The Marine Mammal Center has been such a wonderful educational experience. In addition of seeing the adorable marine mammals I have loved taking their classes on Climate Change, Ocean Conservation & Sustainable Fishing. 🌊🐋 #Repost @themarinemammalcenter ・・・ In 2018, caring supporters like you helped us rescue 803 marine mammals. 1️⃣5️⃣3️⃣ Northern elephant seals 5️⃣5️⃣2️⃣ California sea lions 3️⃣3️⃣ Southern sea otters 8️⃣ Northern fur seals 1️⃣1️⃣ Guadalupe fur seals 4️⃣1️⃣ Pacific harbor seals 4️⃣ Hawaiian monk seals 1️⃣ Steller sea lion ✨ THANK YOU ✨ #TMMC #KeKaiOla #AnimalRescue #NorthernElephantSeal #CaliforniaSeaLion #SouthernSeaOtter #NorthernFurSeal #GuadalupeFurSeal #PacificHarborSeal #HawaiianMonkSeal #StellerSeaLion

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5 months ago

Did you know that otter pups can be born year round?! Unlike many other types of animals, they don’t have a specific breeding season. That means you can see fluff balls like this year round!! . . . #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #otter #seaotter #southernseaotter #enhydralutris #pup #baby #cute #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary

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5 months ago

In 2018, caring supporters like you helped us rescue 803 marine mammals. 1️⃣5️⃣3️⃣ Northern elephant seals 5️⃣5️⃣2️⃣ California sea lions 3️⃣3️⃣ Southern sea otters 8️⃣ Northern fur seals 1️⃣1️⃣ Guadalupe fur seals 4️⃣1️⃣ Pacific harbor seals 4️⃣ Hawaiian monk seals 1️⃣ Steller sea lion ✨ THANK YOU ✨ #TMMC #KeKaiOla #AnimalRescue #NorthernElephantSeal #CaliforniaSeaLion #SouthernSeaOtter #NorthernFurSeal #GuadalupeFurSeal #PacificHarborSeal #HawaiianMonkSeal #StellerSeaLion

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5 months ago

Here's a glimpse of what we saw this week!! Along with 100s of Gray Whales migrating past our coastline, weve had a pod of Rissos Dolphins, Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins, Southern Sea Otters, Surf Scooters, and great sea conditions! And dont forget to enjoy that beautiful coastline we've been going past! There's nothing better than the having the gorgeous Pebble Beach area as a background to photos! #princessmonterey #whalewatch #princessmontereywhalewatching #southernseaotter #rissosdolphins #surfscooters #pebblebeach

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5 months ago

Have you voted for the 2018 Patient of the Year yet? 🌟🏆 If not, you can vote for your favorite at the link in our bio or adopt any of our eight nominees and help support The Marine Mammal Center 💙 Today's highlighted nominee is southern sea otter Langly! She came to us as an orphaned pup after her mother suffered fatal shark bite wounds. After meeting fellow otter companion Sprout, she perked up and is now thriving 👭💕 #TMMC #SouthernSeaOtter #RespectTheCute #OtterlyAdorable

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6 months ago

Current mood^^ Available as a greeting card on my website! 15% of each sale goes the the Marine Mammal Center, working to rescue and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals such as the Southern sea otter pictured above. Link in bio! . . . #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #otter #seaotter #southernseaotter #chillin #california #marinemammals

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6 months ago

Playing Sea Otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! These Sea Otters are All rescued as babies and would not have survived alone in the wild at any point. They have a habitat similar to the California kelp forests that southern sea otters are native to. These sea otters also help rehabilitate other orphaned pups by being surrogate mothers and teaching important survival skills! These sea otters love to play and get exercise! #seaotter #seaotters #seaotterswim #seaotterplaytime #montereybayaquarium #montereybay #california #oceanconservation #marinebiology #oceanscience #marinemammals #marinemammalrescue #marinemammalprotectionact #saveseaotters #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #southernseaotter #cuteanimals #animalrescue #animalrehabilitation

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6 months ago

Sea otter squish-face! Sea otters need to constantly groom themselves in order to stay warm in the frigid ocean, which can lead to some pretty funny photos. Sea otter fur is one of the densest in the animal world, which made them a prime target of the fur trade. Fortunately, conservationists recognized the extent of the species' decline, and sea otter populations have bounced back along the California coast. It's quite common to see wild otters in the waters just outside of the aquarium! All the sea otters on display at @montereybayaquarium have been deemed non-releasable, and some even act as surrogates for orphans brought to the aquarium's sea otter rehabilitation program. #unintentionalgoofyfaces #squishface #southernseaotter #seaotter #otter #rescueanimal #notapet #secondchance #conservationeducation #conservation #wildliferescueandrehab #marinelife #marinephotography #sealifephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #montereybayaquarium

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