By: Milaena Hamilton
Quick, everyone take a deep breath and brace yourselves for the otterly adorable stars of Animal Planet L!VE’s newest stream! With our friends at seaotters.com, we’ve just launched Sea Otter Cam featuring California's southern sea otters LIVE from their native coastal habitat.
As you may soon find out, sea otters are incredibly clever and social animals, and they’re sure to mesmerize you with their daily aquatic antics and undeniable charm. Watch them play, socialize, and swim every day on this cam. In the process, you’ll learn a lot about the exciting lives of these endangered marine mammals.
Thirty-seven years ago on January 14, 1977, California’s southern sea otters were declared as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Today, their existence continues to be challenged by natural predators, illness, food limitations, and anthropogenic (human) disturbances to the ecosystem such as water pollution. As you watch Sea Otter Cam, think about what actions you can take to help efforts to protect and grow their populations. For more information, be sure to check out seaotters.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Then tell us what you think of Sea Otter Cam by using #WildforOtters.