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Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until September 30, 2017
As part of this special week set aside to raise the profile of a sea otters, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will provide visitors with the chance to get an “inside look” at this endangered species.
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.
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 24, 1-3pm
Monday, September 25, AQUARIUM CLOSED
Tuesday, September 26, 1-3pm
Wednesday, September 27, 1-3pm
Thursday, September 28, 1-3pm
Friday, September 29, 1-3pm
Saturday, September 30, 1-3pm
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.
Afterwards, stop by CMA Gift Shop and shop for fun sea otter items!
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