FSO Hosts Member Meeting in Monterey this June!

10898 1 FSO Hosts Member Meeting in Monterey this June!10898 1 1 FSO Hosts Member Meeting in Monterey this June!

Come join us at our Member Meeting this year to learn about the important work FSO is doing to protect sea otters! Hear about our recent work to end the No-Otter Zone in southern California, our new Yampah Island Monitoring Station at the Elkhorn Slough, our contributions towards a comprehensive and accurate Recovery Plan for the Southeast Alaska sea otter population, and much more!

We anticipate a fun and informative afternoon and look forward to meeting you, our fellow members!

WHEN: June 4th, 2011, 4-6:30 PM

WHERE: Heritage Harbor

99 Pacific St. Suite 100A

Monterey, CA 93940

Parking is available in a public (paid) lot, Heritage Harbor Parking Garage, on the corner of Scott St. and Pacific St, (entrance on Scott St.). The fee is $1 for each ½ hour. Additionally, there are free street parking spots on Pacific St. and Scott St. with a 2 hour time limit, enforced until 6:00 PM, though space is limited.


From Heritage Harbor Parking Garage, cross Pacific St. to enter the Heritage Harbor facility. Suite 100A is at the north end, near the Recreation Trail and Fisherman’s Wharf.

DIRECTIONS (please see google map below for a visual description of the location) :

Coming From Southbound Highway 1:

  • Take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Ave toward Pacific Grove
  • Slight left to stay on Del Monte Ave
  • Turn right onto Pacific St.
  • End: 99 Pacific St.

Coming From Northbound Highway 1:

  • Take exit 399B toward Monterey
  • Merge onto Munras Ave.
  • Turn left onto Soledad Dr.
  • Take the 1st right onto Pacific St, continue for 1.4 miles
  • End: 99 Pacific St.

RSVP: info@seaotters.org OR

(831) 915-3275 OR

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Please include your name, contact information, and number of people in your party.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Sea Otter Awareness Week

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate our favorite marine mammal!  What are your plans?  Find a few great links detailing what you can find to do during SOAW.


SF/Bay Area: http://www.kcbs.com/Sea-Otter-Awareness-Week/5309029
Alaska: http://www.homernews.com/stories/092309/news_6_002.shtml

A Special Day at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas:  http://www.zandavisitor.com/newsarticle-2117-A_Special_Otter_Day_at_Audubon_Aquarium_of_the_Americas

Ken Norris Memorial Lecture Series takes place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab, 100 Shaffer Road. This year’s lecture series theme is “Otter Health, Ocean Health: Sea Otters as Barometers of Ocean Health.”:  http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_13380227 &  http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/text.asp?pid=3185

Also, a cool documentary on sea otters:  Dance of the Sea Otters:   http://www.factualtv.com/documentary/Natural-Kingdom-Collection-Dance-of-the-Sea-Otter