Sea Otter Smiles

Sea Otter Smiles

Sea Otter Smiles

These sea otters look like they are smiling!  We saw them during a pontoon boat tour at Moss Landing, California (at the north end of Monterey Bay).  Sightings on the 3 hour ride into Elkhorn Slough included 74 sea otters, 94 harbor seals, 392 sea lions, and 30 species of birds!  A few of the sea otters had pups, including one that was nursing.  Seagulls always hang around the otters, hoping to snatch a snack.  A link to the boat tour  is at:   A live sea otter cam is at:   A video about the sea otter population and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s role in it at Elkhorn Slough is at:

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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