California Sea Otters on the Central Coast
Southern sea otters photos from the California coast in Moss Landing and Monterey. Photographed from a respectful distance with attention to wildlife and field ethics
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If you come across California sea otters and are lucky enough to watch or photograph them, please observe the most stringent cautions about not disturbing them. Human disruption causes significant problems for sea otters. Take the time to read this blog post about respecting the space and needs of sea otters: Becoming Sea Otter Savvy.
This sea otter mother in California’s Moss Landing was foraging for shellfish alongside her growing pup.
When the pup came up empty, mom would surface with extra morsels to share, as shown in this video.