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Blog: sea otter research

Part 1: Katmai sea otter research trip 2017

Part 1: Katmai sea otter research trip 2017

Dr. Shawn Larson, the Aquarium’s curator of conservation research, was recently part of the team for the Southwest Alaska Network’s (SWAN) Nearshore Vital Signs monitoring program 10-day research trip. 

Part 2: Katmai sea otter research trip 2017

Part 2: Katmai sea otter research trip 2017

Dr. Shawn Larson, the Aquarium’s curator of conservation research, was recently part of the team for the Southwest Alaska Network’s (SWAN) Nearshore Vital Signs monitoring program 10-day research trip. 

Seattle Aquarium staff participate in Washington State’s annual sea otter survey

Seattle Aquarium staff participate in Washington State’s annual sea otter survey

Last July, three Aquarium staff members participated in the annual Washington sea otter survey, marking 13 years of our participation since the annual survey began in 1989. 

Seattle Aquarium staff members participate in sea otter research

Seattle Aquarium staff members participate in sea otter research

In August of 2011, three Aquarium staff members participated in a Washington sea otter capture effort with partners from U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Monterey Bay Aquarium in a range-wide, three-year federal study of sea otter health and their nearshore environment titled “Coastal ecosystem responses to influences from land and sea.” 

Otter 501 Premier at the Northwest Film Forum

Otter 501 Premier at the Northwest Film Forum

Otter 501 is premiering Friday, May 18 at 5pm at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. Additional showings will be on Saturday, May 19 at 3pm and 5pm, Sunday, May 20 at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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