Baby Sea Otter Live Stream
August 4, 2020 10:44 PM   Subscribe

Joey is an orphaned sea otter pup currently in care at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.
Watch him here.
posted by Going To Maine (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Otterfilter is always the best of the web.
posted by CrystalDave at 10:54 PM on August 4 [4 favorites]

Oh that's too sad, he wants a mom to cuddle with. The pillow's not responding :-(
posted by anadem at 10:59 PM on August 4

Just "adopted" him on behalf of my niece. Hopefully she and I will have the chance to visit otters together someday in honor of Joey. Thanks for sharing.
posted by Kitchen Witch at 1:29 AM on August 5 [2 favorites]

Visible otters!
posted by Meatbomb at 3:38 AM on August 5

omg i lurb himb.
posted by colossal at 6:31 AM on August 5 [3 favorites]

Haha got a “404”. Joey is offline for otter maintenance.
posted by cgg at 6:59 AM on August 5 [2 favorites]

'Locating Otter... Please Stand By'

Please hurry. I needs bebbeh otter.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:10 AM on August 5 [7 favorites]

Also, they have a seal called Sealy Dan.
posted by parm at 7:21 AM on August 5 [8 favorites]

He’s back!
posted by Going To Maine at 9:40 AM on August 5

I really hope Shedd Aquarium in Chicago gets the idea to do the same with putting a camera on the baby rescue Otters they have. All the Otters at the Shedd Aquarium are rescue. I learned that the difference between rescue and rehab is the age of the animal found in distress. As all Otter behaviour is learned behaviour; when you get one that is a baby: you got it for life as it cannot be put back in the wild. Rehab on the other hand is adult Otters in distress who can be stabilized and reintroduced, as they already know how to be a wild one.

Shedd has been involved in Otter rescue since the beginning of the Oceanarium exhibit opening. The first Otters that came in were from the Exxon Valdez spill. Shedd actually loaned staff to the rescue center in Alaska recently which also does Otter rehab.

Also, it is really expensive to take care of Otters. They require a very varied diet and are not happy eating only a few things.

I have more Otter facts .... but I will stop now!!
posted by indianbadger1 at 10:09 AM on August 5 [3 favorites]

All the Otters at the Shedd Aquarium are rescue

This is true of the adults at the Seattle Aquarium and all the sea otters at Monterey Bay Aquarium (though one was apparently at Sea World first…) I’m not sure about other aquariums, but I wonder if it’s a norm.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:30 AM on August 5

(Speaking of, it looks like the Monterey Bay otters are showing off some parent-child dynamics. Not sure for how long, though.)
posted by Going To Maine at 10:39 AM on August 5

Actually Monterey Bay has had very good results with raising and returning baby otters to the wild, but you need otter foster moms and they are a limited resource.
posted by tavella at 10:41 AM on August 5 [2 favorites]

Squee! Its nap time right now!
posted by stripesandplaid at 11:34 AM on August 5

He had a nice little grooming session and now it's back in the crib I guess!
posted by tavella at 9:40 AM on August 6

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