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Published on May 17, 2012
About this video: One of the most important skills an otter mom can show her pup is how to dive for food. Here, 501's surrogate mother, Toola, shows her the ropes in a tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Film Description: A storm grows, a sea otter pup is separated from her mother, and a young woman bound for adventure blows in to town. On a windswept beach these lives collide and an entire species' survival gets personal. Katie and our playful pup, otter number 501, learn to navigate the opportunities and risks of life without anchor while we see the incredible efforts people have undertaken to return sea otters from the brink of extinction. Framed against the strikingly beautiful Monterey Bay coastline we discover just how serious this threat remains. Their adventure, unexpected as it was, illustrates what we can do to protect the southern sea otter...and ourselves.