sea otter

Join us Thursday, September 24th, at 7 pm PDT for a free NightLife livestream!

To mark Sea Otter Awareness Week, we’ve put together a NightSchool curriculum all about your favorite fluffy-furred, tool-using, urchin-eating marine mammal endemic to the Pacific Coast. Get a peek into the Academy’s Mammalogy collections and learn how researchers use scientific collections to study sea otters with collection manager Moe Flannery. Learn about the history, ecology, and current status of the Southern sea otter in San Francisco and its possible return to its historic Bay Area habitat with Sea Otter Savvy advisors Andy Johnson, California Representative at the Defenders of Wildlife, and Lilian Carswell, Southern Sea Otter Recovery Coordinator at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.



Missed the party? Just want to relive the magic? Watch the recorded livestreams on YouTube!


Upcoming NightLife Events

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