The interconnectivity of the underwater ecosystem is essential to its own vitality. The sea otter is a critical component in this web of life, and maintains its role as the “Keeper of the Kelp”. Kelp plays one of the most important roles, not only in the ocean, but on Earth, as it harbors life and sequesters carbon.


“Today we had a perfect day, we held on to each other. And as the day draws to a close, I can’t wait for another.”


By Emma Dodd

This little sea otter loves spending time with his parent — learning new things, playing together, or even just holding each other. In fact, every day this little sea otter spends with his parent is special, just because they are together.

This book explores the loving relationship between animal parents and their babies. the tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations make this a special book for your littles.


Books for Older Readers

The Monterey Bay Aquarium


Try Drawing a Sea Otter


A drawing of a Sea Otter has very simple shapes.  This is my drawing below, all I needed to do was to add color with pastels, markers or watercolors.


Artists sharing their work with us.

Evan apRoberts – pen and ink


Mother Sea Otter Lifting Up Her Adorable Sea Otter Pup
Morro Bay, California
A tender moment captured by my friend and photographer, Marcia Beckley-Kane.