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Shedd, Monterey Bay Aquariums to Host Live Online Event with Sea Otter Pup 681


On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. CT, Shedd Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium will host a Google Hangout On Air session with the public to share the latest progress and information on rescued Sea Otter Pup 681.



5C9A0810Photo Credits: Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez ; Video Credits: Shedd Aquarium/Sam Cejtin

Moderated by legendary journalist and aquarium supporter, Bill Kurtis, the live, online event will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the growing Sea Otter pup and first-hand accounts from Shedd and Monterey Bay experts involved in her rescue and continual, round-the-clock care.

Registration for the Google Hangout On Air session can be found at the following: 

Poolside with Sea Otter Pup 681


Follow the conversation at #puphangout


More info and amazing pics, below the fold!

ZooBorns shared the story of Pup 681 on November 7, 2014. The female pup arrived at Shedd on October 28th from Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, where she spent the first four weeks of her life being stabilized. 

Shedd Aquarium welcomed the orphaned Southern Sea Otter pup (Enhydra lutris nereis) from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as part of a collaborative partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Program, a leading authority for the rescue, care and conservation of the threatened species.

Temporarily known as ‘Pup 681’, the female Sea Otter pup was found September 30th on Coastways Beach in California, between the San Mateo and Santa Cruz county lines. A citizen on an evening walk heard the newborn otter’s cry and quickly notified The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC). TMMC staff contacted Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Program, which worked with officials from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to recover the pup and transport her to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

After accepting Monterey Bay Aquarium’s call to provide the Sea Otter pup with a permanent home, Pup 681 arrived at Shedd on October 28th, where staff are ensuring she thrives and reaches milestones needed to grow into a healthy adult otter. She is the second pup from the threatened Southern Sea Otter population to reside at Shedd.