2019 Grant Awards – You Made It Happen

We are proud to announce our 2019 funding grant award recipients:

The Marine Mammal Center – purchase of a sea otter life-history tag
Oregon Zoo – purchase of a scientific laboratory oven for drying sea otter samples
Sealife Response, Rehabilitation & Research – purchase of equipment to rescue Washington coast stranded sea otters
• Research studies from graduate & undergraduate students:

o Draven Hawk, University of California Santa Cruz: studying mercury contamination in southern sea otters
o Richard Grewelle, Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station: development of a scientific assay testing for a new pathogen in the southern sea otter population

• Zoological Facilities: Reimbursement for one staff member from each facility to attend the Otter Keeper Workshop

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans, LA, USA)
  • Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL, USA)