Apr 09

Marine Animal Adaptations

I learned that adaptations are the changes some animals make to be able to survive in their environment. Different marine animals have adaptations that help them live in and out of water.

Whales and other animals swimming in cold water need to stay warm. They have warm blood so they have layers of blubber so their bodies don’t get too cold.

Sep 26

Trainer Talk: Sea Otters Part 3!

Our new, educational webisode series, "Trainer Talk," gives you the fun opportunity to learn more about the animals that live here in the park from our trainers and animal care specialists.

In honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week, we're focusing this month's Trainer Talk on... you guessed it: California sea otters! In the third part of this month's series, senior animal care specialist Mike shares ways that you can help protect sea otters, a threatened marine mammal.

Sep 24

Trainer Talk: Sea Otters Part 2!

Our new, educational webisode series, "Trainer Talk," gives you the fun opportunity to learn more about the animals that live here in the park from our trainers and animal care specialists.

Sep 22

Trainer Talk: Sea Otters Part 1!

Our new, educational webisode series, "Trainer Talk," gives you the fun opportunity to learn more about the animals that live here in the park from our trainers and animal care specialists.

Sep 18

Taking Care of Sea Otters

Sea otters are really cute and fun to watch. When I go to SeaWorld I like to visit the exhibit to watch them swim and play. They are really funny when they splash and play with their favorite toys. Sometimes we’re lucky and get to see the frozen ice treats get delivered. The otters swim up and are excited for their treats.

Mar 06

You Otter Take a Look!

This past October brought some new changes for our resident sea otters! The sea otters of our Otter Outlook exhibit had a mini staycation at one of the pools in our Animal Care Facility while their home was refreshed and given a new look.

The four girls: Clover, Coco, Mocha and Sina were relocated for a few weeks in order to begin modifications to their exhibit. These changes included a major rehabilitation of the exhibit’s back holding pool where daily husbandry, feeding and guest tours occur.

Sep 09

Sea, You Otter Know About This!

Sea otters were once abundant along most of the coastal North Pacific Ocean. In the 18th and 19th centuries, fur traders hunted sea otters for their thick, luxurious pelts. By 1900, sea otters were nearly extinct. Protected from hunting by state law since 1911, and by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, sea otters have made a comeback in Alaska and, to a lesser extent, in California waters.

Aug 13

Do Dolphins Have Hair Follicles?

Dolphins are mammals, which means they are warm blooded, breathe air, give birth to live young and nurse. Did you know that they also have hair at some point in their lives? Where on a dolphin could you find hair? And do dolphins still have hair as adults? Watch this video with Senior Trainer Joy Clausen to find out:

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