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How to make ice toys!

Ever wonder how we make our enrichment ice toys for our marine mammals? Well here is a recipe for Northern fur seal and harbor seal ice toys! Ingredients: 1 Herring 2 Capelin 1 Squid 1 Mold Water Directions: Come learn more »

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How much does a Northern fur seal weigh?

Male Northern fur seals can weigh 5-6 times as much as their female counterparts! A female may only gain and lose 10-20 pounds throughout the year, while adult males can gain and lose over 250 pounds in one year! During more »

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How much does a sea otter weigh?

Many adult marine mammals gain and lose weight throughout the year depending on the water temperature, food availability and behavioral changes associated with breeding seasons. Here at the Seattle Aquarium we weigh our marine mammals at least twice a month more »

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What Can Sea Otters Tell Us About the Ocean?

James L. Bodkin leads the sea otter and coastal marine ecosystems project for the USGS Alaska Science Center. He has spent more than 30 years studying sea otters from California to Russia and has published more than 160 papers resulting more »

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Seattle Aquarium Sea Otter Conservation Program

Earlier this month the Seattle Aquarium was pleased to host 15 leading sea otter scientists to assess three years of Pacific Coast field research regarding sea otter population trends – part of the largest single study of sea otter populations and their more »

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