This week, September 25 to October 1, is Sea Otter Awareness Week. Defenders of Wildlife, with support from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, is educating the public on conservation programs and education on the sea otter’s role in nearshore marine ecosystems on California’s Central Coast.
Fun Facts about California Sea Otters:
- Hair Raising! They have extremely dense fur with over 1,000,000 hairs per square inch
- Hungry! They eat about 25 to 30% of their body weight every day
- Handy! They use rocks to pry open shells
SeaWorld San Diego is home to some very playful Sea Otters at Rocky Point Preserve. They were originally stranded and were rescued as part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program.
You can help save California Sea Otters by participating in the various programs and initiatives sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife. You can even “adopt” a sea otter! For more information, visit: http://www.saveseaotters.org.
For more than 40 years, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment – encompassing SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove – have initiated and supported wildlife conservation, research, and education at home and around the world.
Honor someone you love, or donate “just because” to the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
You can also read more on SeaWorld’s blog.