September 23, 2015
Written by Hannah Fowler, Digital Media Coordinator
If you’ve ever visited Georgia Aquarium, you’ve undoubtedly been captivated by our five adorable southern sea otters, Oz, Gracie, Brighton, Bixby and Cruz, residing in our Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest gallery. You may have learned a few things about them during your visit, such as their endless appetite for sea urchins or their love for playful wrestling. But did you also know that these mammals use their nose and whiskers to locate prey and detect vibrations under water? Or that they play a vital role in the health of our oceans by maintaining kelp forests?
This week, we’re giving these furry mammals the recognition they deserve with Sea Otter Awareness Week, culminating with a day of “otterly” spectacular festivities on Saturday, September 26. Follow along to discover more fascinating facts about southern sea otters and learn how you can help protect them in the wild!