Meet the Sea Otters: Species, Habitat, and Behaviors

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is more than just a cute face. This marine mammal plays a pivotal role in maintaining the health and diversity of marine ecosystems. From their unique behaviors to their threatened habitats, there's a lot to learn and appreciate about these incredible creatures, and there’s no better time to do so than Sea Otter Awareness Week, which takes place during the last full week of September (September 24th-30th in 2023). Introduction to the Enhydra Lutris Species Size and Physical Characteristics…

Our 2023 funding awardees are working hard for sea otters

Every year we issue funding awards to programs and projects benefitting sea otters to ensure their recovery.  So far, our 2023 recipients have had a productive year and their work continues into the fall. Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium We are excited to announce that the new state-of-the-art aquarium facility at Kansas City Zoo featuring sea otters opened on September 1.  Sea Otter Foundation & Trust’s grant made significant contributions to relocating the sea otters to Kansas as well as provided funding to purchase…

Sea Otter Awareness Week 2019

Become sea otter aware beginning September 22

The start of Sea Otter Awareness Week brings about excitement regarding what is new in the world of sea otters.   Will it bring people together to discuss advancements in research; a conservation initiative or an educational effort?  One can never tell.

Much of the week can be participated in online, but for the most ardent of sea otter fans, lectures are available, extra educational talks are included with regular admission at zoos and aquariums in the United States, Canada & Europe while kayak tours appreciating sea otters and their habitat are often offered in California or Alaska.

Follow our activities during the week here.